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Your favorite things....

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Your favorite things....

Given all the posts on safety, and what not to do and where not to go, can you give me come of your favorite “can’t miss” things? I have an idea of what I want to do while we are there, but I’d like to see some other opinions, as well, for ideas. What do you love about the area?

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Toronto, Canada
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1. Re: Your favorite things....

I love walking and looking for sloths. Cahuita Park is never boring. Manzanillo beach is always fun on the weekends with the locals. I also do love to walk around Puerto Viejo town. Just hanging around.

My favorite beach area in CR to just relax and enjoy the beaches and nature around.

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Your favorite things....

Learning about the herbs and plants and seeing the animals care for at the Tree of Life in Cahuita.

Snorkeling around the coral reefs.

Walking the Cahuita National Park Trail. Look up for monkeys and sloths. Look around for lizards, snakes and butterflies. Watch out for raccoons looking to steal your picnic. See the crabs dart in and out of their holes and the caiman slide from the bank into the water.

Watch dolphins jump.

Wait for a sloth to cross the road.

Follow the leaf cutter ants.

Wake up to howler monkeys.

Swing in a hammock with a good book.

Dance the night away to live reggae and calypso music -- see the Walter Ferguson Music Festival in July.

Eat rice and beans cooked in coconut milk.

Taste cheeses and fruit at the farmers' market -- Saturday in PV and Sunday in Cahuita.

Swim in warm water.

See the sunrise over the ocean.

Hike to a waterfall.

Stand Up paddle board, Kayak, learn to surf.

Treat yourself to a massage.

Visit an indigenous village.

Horse back riding down the beach.

And way more...those was just the first things that popped into my mind.

Canada
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3. Re: Your favorite things....

Do a search for this thread: What's your favorite Costa Rica travel moment? Mine is post #51

Thanks Incabod.

RIP yellowbrickcr. You are missed.

auckland
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4. Re: Your favorite things....

Ok Sara F...... enough, enough, enough.... some of us have just put on yet another layer of clothes and lit the fire...... enough already! LOL

Slovenia
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5. Re: Your favorite things....

Darn, Sara, I will run out of options with only 4 days .... but will surely enjoy the morning "sounds&sights of the jungle" with a mug of local coffee in my hand!

auckland
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6. Re: Your favorite things....

Ok you too Xelas.... stop!

Toronto, Canada
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7. Re: Your favorite things....

How could I forget the food... all the Caribbean style fish, Rondo, rica & beans with coconut milk, fried plantains with Caribbean sauce and people riding around on bikes selling patties.

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8. Re: Your favorite things....

Thank you, Sara!! That’s what I wanted to hear!

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9. Re: Your favorite things....

Xelas- when is your trip?

Slovenia
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10. Re: Your favorite things....

Last week of July, Renee. And yours?

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