traveling to costa rica in july, where can i go?


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Arenal volcano is a great choice, not to rainy as many other sides of the country now, lots to do and see, volcano have been very active and you can see lava pretty easy, great food choices!!!
As far as a beach to complement this I suggest Tortuguero at the Atlantic side or maybe Tamarindo, Conchal or Flamingo at the northern side of the pacific.
Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Uvita and Karate beaches are having so much rain.

In July we have a mini-dry season called 'Veranillo de San Juan". I would avoid coming from July 1-15, at least avoid the beaches since this is the time period that coincides with all schools 'mid-term' vacations.

A great eco-highlights tour would include: Tortuguero NP(Green turtles laying eggs at night!), La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest(zip lines, bird watching, hanging bridges), beaches in Nicoya Peninsula(depending on your interests could be: Playa Hermosa, PLaya del Coco, PLaya Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Playa Montezuma), and possibly Manuel Antonio NP near Quepos, Central Pacific coast.
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Hi Ted, There is really a lot to do, maybe you can get some idea from our web site
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Hello Ted! You can visit Arenal Volcano Area is very nice and you gonna find many options with Desafio Adventure Company such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, canyoneering, horseback riding, hiking, biking, guided bird-tours, hot springs!! "We are truly at the epicenter of adventure here at the Arenal Volcano",

One of Costa Rica's most-popular tourist destinations is Monteverde! For your convenience, Desafío Adventure also has an office in Monteverde to help organize tours to the Monteverde Reserve or Santa Elena Reserve, as well as canopy tours, hanging bridges over the treetops, coffee tours, gallery exhibits, and much more!
Dear Ted Banks
You can go to La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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July is our Indian Summer so it is agood time to come as the weather should be excellent with very little or no rain. Kids are on mid-year vacation during this month which means more kids and their parents at the beaches mostly. You can go anywhere and it depends on your personal choices and physical condition. If you like the beaches then a nice place to go is the Nicoya Peninsula where you can visit the beaches of Tambor, Montezuma and Mal Pais. You drive to Puntarenas and then take the ferry across which is a lot of fun in itself and very scenic or if you want a more relaxing trip go to the Arenal Volcano area an enjoy the thermal waters. If you spend any time in San Jose, i would recommend a visit to the Gold Museum which is just under the plaza next to the National Theater which is also a neat place to visit. And of course there are lots of trips to see nature and the catamaran trip to beautiful Isla Tortuga where you spend the day is a great trip to do. It really all depends on whether you want to just relax or want a more active vacation.
Gooid morning Ted

Well there is to many things to do around here. As everybody says Arenal, Monteverde, Tortuguero or the south caribbean, the north pacific or the Manuel Antonio National Park cant be missed but depends on your vacations time.

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Dear Ted, it is almost impossible to answer your Question since Costa Rica have so much to offer, i guess it depends on your preference, South Pacific is always my recommendation since this area is the most untouched in Costa Rica. To Travel in early July could be interesting since mid-year´s school break is schedule. The end of July is the best choice, not only for available accommodation but for rates as well.
You can not visit Costa Rica without visiting La Fortuna de San Carlos where the Arenal Volcano is located. Also, in this town you can find a great diversity of activities to do like: zip lines, hot springs water, hanging bridges, horseback riding, visit La Fortuna waterfall, etc. If you nees info about the the best hotels for you or the companies where you can find the best tours, just write me back ;) Good Luck!!!
I would recommend you stick to Guanacate, where it is going to be sunny during that time. Make a trip to Arenal Volcano and then head for the beaches for great surfing, snorkeling, fishing or just relaxing. Playa Grande if you want to be a little off the beaten track. Tamarindo if you like night life. Check if you need help with accommodations.
Hi Ted,
At this time of year it is raining ALOT! You can never be sure when you are going to get a sunny day. However, the great thing about Costa Rica is that you don't have to travel too far to experience different climates. Guanacaste is the favourite province, as it has so much to offer! I recommend you go to 'La Fortuna', as from this town you will have a perfect view of Volcan Arenal and you can take a dip in some hot water springs, I recommend 'Baldi', it's affordable, and offers 26 different temperature pools. Hunt around for cheap accommodation as it is the 'low season'.
You should definitely check out the coast as well. If you don't like one beach, travel to the next.. Enjoy... Safe travels

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