Colinas del Poas

Colinas del Poas is a beautiful resort about an hour from San Jose, Costa Rica. This mountain location has all sorts of services and is a great day tour from the city. It is located on the outskirts of the Poas Volcano.


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I went there last week and had a great time with the family. We spent some time in the canoe in the lake, we did the canopy tour on the property and fished for trout. There are many more activities in the area but the rain got too much before we could enjoy them all.

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The grounds at Colinas del Poas are immaculate. They invest a lot of time and effort making sure the place looks amazing.



They have a lake stocked with trout that you can fish and they prepare the fish for you. The preparation is great and the service is good. They grill the fish and serve with side dishes.


Playa Grande Guanacaste

Playa Grande, Costa Rica (Best for: Surfing, turtle spotting) – If surfing or learning to surf is your ideal day at the beach, Playa Grande in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is a good spot to check out. Known as one of the best surfing spots in Costa Rica, the area attracts surfers from around the world. The breaks at Playa Grande are moderate and constant meaning it’s a suitable surf spot for both experienced and new surfers. Bonus: If you’re in the area between October and May you might be lucky enough to spot a female leatherback turtle coming ashore to lay eggs.

This beach is heaven…. White sand, long beach, amazing surf and a great place to relax.

There are many great hotels in the area including the Bula Bula, Ripjack Inn and several other smaller resorts.