A private shuttle between Liberia airport and Vida Verde will cost you $120 one way.
The shuttle concept is highly developed in the country. You can still travel this way if you plan to do some destinations, but this comes at a cost. We can provide you with some prices if you are ever interested.
One thing is certain, you should avoid public transport. Inexpensive, the system is very poorly organized. You will save yourself a lot of hassle by opting for shared or private shuttles.
It is also always possible to rent beach or mountain bikes in Avellanas itself. We can help you with this.
Note that by booking a private shuttle, it is possible to stop at a supermarket on the road to do your shopping there in anticipation of your stay.. We can request it when booking. Let us know!
Our region is mainly famous for its magnificent beaches. Here are some beach-related activities that are sought after by tourists:
In addition to the seaside activities, it is possible to plan daily outings to areas of forests and lush nature. In particular, we recommend the following:
For culture and history lovers, we recommend visiting a small village called Guaitil. This village is famous for pre-Columbian Chorotega-style pottery. The entire place is open to the public, like an Econo-museum. The different families open their doors to you and introduce you to the traditional processes of making pottery. This village is located about 1h15 from Avellanas. You can, of course, get pottery as a souvenir.
There are two seasons in Costa Rica, the dry season and the rainy season.
The dry season begins typically in mid-November and ends in early May. So it's 6 months without a single drop of rain. This period brings us a lot of suns and more intense heat in the months of February, March, and April. February is very windy. With the wind and the drought, the region becomes almost desert. During this period, expect temperatures ranging from 26℃ to 40℃ (79℉ to 104℉).
The rainy season, also called the green season, brings back the greenery. From the first rains, nature comes back to life. The months of May to August bring us daily rains, most often in the afternoon and evening. We can experience depressions that will last a few days, but it is generally the months of September and October that bring us this kind of situation. During this period, the rains are more intense and are often linked to the hurricane season in the Caribbean. Temperatures are milder, ranging from 23 to 28℃ (73℉ to 82℉). However, the humidity is very high.
Costa Rica is the safest country in Central America, along with its neighbor Panama. The fact remains that certain areas of the country suffer from more crime, often linked to drug trafficking and street gangs. In Guanacaste, you have to be vigilant especially with regard to the theft of electronic equipment on the beaches, in cars, and sometimes in homes. You should therefore avoid traveling with high-value items, especially at the beach.
Elsewhere in the country, pay attention to the Jaco area on the central Pacific coast as well as Limón and Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast. We must also be extra vigilant in the region of the capital, San José.