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.
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?
- Playa Hermosa (Done) Trip to Playa Hermosa
- San Vito
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.
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.
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