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72hrpartyanimal
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flights booked.. Looking for a hotel to stay at but hard to know where the parties will be at and how the clubs/beach parties will be laid out until we visit Costa Rica for the 1st time.



Anyone from here planning on going in Jan ?


dude! that's awesome! we're considering it BUT it depends on our friends. They have a teenage daughter that sometimes babysits our kid. We can probably make it a family trip with some partying in between


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mar46017
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I'm surprised this is done so close to the Ocaso Festical January 9-12th. Ocaso festival will likely have same or similar lineup.

BPM is January 15-19

Maybe they will share stage costs.

Just got back from Tamarindo. Cool beach town. LIR airport is much closer than San Jose (SJO) airprot.

We flew into SJO and out of LIR. Stayed 3 nights in La Fortuna/Arenal area at Tabacon Hotel (highly recommend), 2 nights in Monteverde and 3 nights in Tamarindo at a Airbnb/Homeaway 4 bedroom condo across the street from the beach.

Other touristy areas that we missed were Jaco and Manuel Antonio.

A 4x4 SUV is a must since many roads are not paved. (Especially the road to/from Montevede)

Also don't forget to apply mosquito repellent!


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MR STROKE
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: sacramento, USA

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I'm surprised this is done so close to the Ocaso Festical January 9-12th. Ocaso festival will likely have same or similar lineup.

BPM is January 15-19

Maybe they will share stage costs.

Just got back from Tamarindo. Cool beach town. LIR airport is much closer than San Jose (SJO) airprot.

We flew into SJO and out of LIR. Stayed 3 nights in La Fortuna/Arenal area at Tabacon Hotel (highly recommend), 2 nights in Monteverde and 3 nights in Tamarindo at a Airbnb/Homeaway 4 bedroom condo across the street from the beach.

Other touristy areas that we missed were Jaco and Manuel Antonio.

A 4x4 SUV is a must since many roads are not paved. (Especially the road to/from Montevede)

Also don't forget to apply mosquito repellent!



I am going to imagine BPM will be sharing DJ's with Ocaso Festical, Sound Tulum, and Holy Ship Wrecked. They are all in Jan, somewhat close flights and very similar type of crowd/DJ's

Do I need to rent a car? No uber uh

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mar46017
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Southern California USA

quote:
Originally posted by MR STROKE
I am going to imagine BPM will be sharing DJ's with Ocaso Festical, Sound Tulum, and Holy Ship Wrecked. They are all in Jan, somewhat close flights and very similar type of crowd/DJ's

Do I need to rent a car? No uber uh


They do have uber. (super good pricing also) But its hit and miss when they have cars available. Uber from LIR to Tamarindo runs for about $60 whereas taxi costs around $120 each way. Its a little over an hour drive, appox 100 km. There are also shuttles on Viator.com for about $45 a person each way. If you do rent a car they have mandatory liability insurance they push. Your credit card will likely cover collision on the car.

I came across last year's Ocaso festival page that showed shuttles to the monkey venue from base camp.

Also no need to get their currency (Colones)

I pulled out $100.00 worth from their atm but I was still getting everything quoted in dollars. You do end up getting their currency as change when you use US dollars. When you get a check from a restaurant it will show Colones or Dollars. Also they usually add 10% service fee if you sit down. (not at the bar) service fee = tip. Impuesto = tax.


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MR STROKE
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They do have uber. (super good pricing also) But its hit and miss when they have cars available. Uber from LIR to Tamarindo runs for about $60 whereas taxi costs around $120 each way. Its a little over an hour drive, appox 100 km. There are also shuttles on Viator.com for about $45 a person each way. If you do rent a car they have mandatory liability insurance they push. Your credit card will likely cover collision on the car.

I came across last year's Ocaso festival page that showed shuttles to the monkey venue from base camp.

Also no need to get their currency (Colones)

I pulled out $100.00 worth from their atm but I was still getting everything quoted in dollars. You do end up getting their currency as change when you use US dollars. When you get a check from a restaurant it will show Colones or Dollars. Also they usually add 10% service fee if you sit down. (not at the bar) service fee = tip. Impuesto = tax.



curious: whats the cost of vacationing down there? Are we taking Miami/Hawaii prices or dirt cheap Mexico prices ?

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mar46017
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curious: whats the cost of vacationing down there? Are we taking Miami/Hawaii prices or dirt cheap Mexico prices ?


I would say somewhere in between. Flight is Hawaii price. Decent hotel/airbnb $100 something a night. We got a 4 bedroom condo across the street from the beach for around $250 a night. With fees $1,050 for 3 nights in Tamarindo.

$250 a night out the door for 4 bedroom house in Monteverde (town at the top of a mountain)

I recommend staying at Tabacon near the Arenal Volcano. All the hotels in that area have natural hot springs. Tabacon was the priciest of the hotels at around $400 a night after taxes and fees. (but everyone had commented Tabacon once I posted suggestions in Costa Rica so I knew it was a must stay/see)

We didn't go to the Jaco/Manuel Antonio region. Guess you can't do it all.


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MR STROKE
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phase 1

This being the first year back in Jan, I am curious if they will pull any mega names like Mexico had year after year: Cox, Hawtin, Dixon or Beyer.

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72hrpartyanimal
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not a bad first phase but just like Mr Stroke, I'm waiting to see what they pull out of their hats.


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