Travel Tip: Did you Know About the Tamarindo Shuttle?
Travel tip: If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica let me tell you about the Tamarindo Shuttle. From the Liberia international airport to Tamarindo it’s only $18 per person (one way) with a minimum of 2 persons. Can’t beat that!
Their fleet of buses are up to date, air conditioned, and very comfortable, and the drivers speak English. The Tamarindo shuttle also offers transportation all around the NW Pacific beache areas. Additionally: they offer GREAT tours to the many exciting sites around the NW Pacific Beaches. Their tours include white water rafting, Palo Verde National Park, Canopy or zip line tours, and fishing. Also tours to Arenal Volcano National Park and Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and much more. I thought it very interesting that they do also do tours to Nicaragua. Day tours and well as overnight. Granada is a wonderful tour. It is a beautiful Spanish colonial city founded in 1524 by a Spaniard named Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba. Best part is they include the Masaya Volcano in the tour, plus the handicraft markets. The Nicaraguan people make beautiful hand crafted pottery, hammocks in all styles and colors, fine wood crafted bowls, vases, and much more. All at very reasonable prices. Much cheaper than in Costa Rica.
A little about Granada, Nicaragua because it is one of my favorite places to visit. Granada is only about 40 km south east of Managua. From the NW Pacific beaches around Tamarindo in Costa Rica-the ride by van to Granada is not so far (however you have to pass thru the border check points and this can take time.) Granada is a gorgeous old Spanish Colonial City and a special treat because we don’t have anything like it in Costa Rica. (no Spanish Colonial Cities filled with this grand architecture) Granada has twenty Spanish Colonial Churches, each is different with its own unique design. This reflects the strong influence of the Catholic Church when Catholicism was brought to the New World by the Spanish conquerors.
Tamarindo Shuttle also has tours to San Juan del Sur, located on the pacific coast in South Western Nicaragua. It’s basically a fishing town, however every year more and more tourist are going for the beautiful beaches and great surfing. It’s very low keyed unhurried and less expensive than Costa Rica. The weather here is warm but most hotels have air conditioning. Also the snorkeling and diving is good and you can purchase these tours near the beach areas.
To contact Tamarindo Shuttle go to their web site www.tamarindoshuttle.com for all the transportation routes, daily tours to the NW Pacific beach areas and also the tours to Nicaragua.
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