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GFunk
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Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
Going for multiple fishing charters. Any reputable captains or boats/services are appreciated.

Also we have a question about transfers from the airport in San Jose. We have heard that the transfers average 1.5 hours and are along a shitty 3 lane dirt road without much in the way of traffic laws. Has anyone taken a Helicopter in? It’s expensive but cuts an hour+ off the commute time and would be pretty cool to boot. Any suggestions on quality transfer options?

ETA: Have heard Uber works but is actually illegal. Anyone with experience? Have heard it’s best to find a good taxi driver and get their # and they’ll chauffeur you around the whole time.

Mobile phones: how do data and cell service work there?
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AUFANATL
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...

The road from San Jose is definitely paved and modern. I took a shuttle bus/van. I didn't go to Jaco but we stopped there on the way to Quepos/Manuel Antonio. Jaco looked trashy as hell and I heard the beaches aren't suitable for swimming. Maybe look elsewhere if the only purpose of the trip is fishing as I'm sure their are good charters along the coast. If you want night life and hookers, then go to Jaco.



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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
JacoVIP dot com

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jralspanky
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
Use a shuttle service it's about 2 hours and it's paved roads. We stayed right outside of Jaco at the Hermosa palms. The beaches are not the best for swimming the rip tides are really bad.

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speckledawg
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
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We have heard that the transfers average 1.5 hours and are along a shitty 3 lane dirt road without much in the way of traffic laws.


Not even remotely true. The main highway from SJO to Jaco and then to Quepos is better than a majority of the shitty highways in LA/MS. I was shocked at the quality of roads. Don't get me wrong, there are some rough roads, but not the major ones, especially just going from San Jose to Jaco.

Not sure what you mean by cutting off 1hr of commute... I assume you won't be driving it every day.

Take the drive and stop off at Tarcoles and see the bigg arse crocs under the bridge. It's a cool drive with some good stops along the way.

I agree with the other poster about Jaco. If you're not wanting the "night life", stay in Quepos/Manuel Antonio. There's plenty fishing options and much better area/beaches/etc.

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Mobile phones: how do data and cell service work there?

I rented a SkyRoam mobile wifi, since we were hopping all over, and it worked great for using 2 phones all the time for maps and everything.
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TheWiz
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
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We have heard that the transfers average 1.5 hours and are along a shitty 3 lane dirt road without much in the way of traffic laws.

Probably one hour. The roads are paved and fairly new. You will want to see about setting up a driver before you get down there, keep his number the whole time, and tip his arse well. He'll take good care of you.

Jaco is ok. Kind of dirty. Beaches are meh. We did do a surf lesson with Vista Guapa. Really cool group of people.

For cell service, I think I just did the AT&T use your phone abroad as you do here for $10/day.


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Jesus Magillicutty
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
The airport is Liberia is new and very easy, but it's about 3 hours away via a well paved modern highway.


GFunk
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Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
Update: We won a CCA Trip and will be staying at Hermosa Palms which another poster uploaded a pic of. We couldn’t choose the location. So not something we could change quote unquote. Strictly there for fishing and decent food.
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jralspanky
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
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Update: We won a CCA Trip and will be staying at Hermosa Palms which another poster uploaded a pic of. We couldn’t choose the location. So not something we could change quote unquote. Strictly there for fishing and decent food.


If you're staying at the house thru CCA that's where we stayed....Yo Yo's Bar and grill has everything you want

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GFunk
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Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
Casa Rojo? You got a TD burner e-mail? Might wanna ask you about it more specifically if you like.


jralspanky
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re: Jaco, Costa Rica in late September...
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You got a TD burner e-mail? Might wanna ask you about it more specifically if you like.


No but If I can figure out how to set it up I'll make one


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