I wanted to share the bus trips I am working on. It may take the rest of my life to complete these but as my father told me, “Enjoy the doing as much as the done” which I am. I enjoy planning and executing these trips because it helps me to learn Costa Rica’s history, geography and geology plus it is low cost fun. I created a file for each tour and am collecting information, blogs, posts, etc. to plan my trip. Maybe in10 years, I will have completed CR and can start on Nicaragua.
Grand Adventure: SR-SJ-CA-SI-DO-JA-PU-SR
This is a big loop from my home and back which I figured will help me learn more about the bus system. Staring with San Ramon (where I live) to San Jose to Cartago to San Isidro to Dominical to Jaco to Puntarenas back to San Ramon. Google Maps says the trip should take 9 hour by car (at 60 mph peeing into a cup to save time) and I figure I will do it in two weeks. I just want to see if I can do this because – no other reason. Well, maybe places like Cartago interest the history buff in me.
Google Maps – Grand Adventure
Best Beaches in CR tour
I know there are 300 beaches in CR. I am going to try to discover a way to visit the 10 best beaches by bus. I am sure I will get a lot of grief over any list of 10 I create since there are so many favorites. I have a list of what the tourist department encourages visitors to see which I am going to start with. They include: Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Tamarindo, Santa Teresa, Manuel Anonio, Uvita, Cahuita, Pureto Viejo. I wonder if I will be beached out after seeing so much sand?
Google Maps – Best Beaches
Google Map to Playa Hermosa
National Park Tour
Costa Rica has 27 national parks, 58 wildlife refuges, 32 protected zones, 15 wetland areas/mangroves, 11 forest reserves and 8 biological reserves, as well as 12 other conservation regions. I think I will try to pick the top 10 and try to see them by bus. I think these might be challenging because the availability of buses to these locations.
National Park Tour
Costa Rica is home to six active volcanoes and another 61 dormant or extinct ones. I figure I will try to bus to the six active ones unless I find out there is something interesting about one of the 61 dormant ones.
Google Maps – Volcanos
Costa Rica History Tour
Since I live in Costa Rica now, I would like to learn more about history of this beautiful country by visiting famous places.
Hot Springs Tour
I love hot water and would like to see and sample the hot springs in Costa Rica
Map of CR Hot Springs I have found Map
Trip to Tabacon and Free Hot Springs in La Fortuna
Hot springs photos