Well, it'll be more then one since this will be our first trip there.(4/22-4/29)
We already have our accommodations taken care of (Hermosa Cottages) but really don't know much else except for reading stuff on line.
So if anyone could help we would be most grateful, now the first(of I'm sure many) questions:
Transportation: to and from San Jose airport, looks on line like a cab is $90 or so, (there are four of us and our luggage.) Is that the going rate?
Guides: We would like to be able to hire a guide(English speaking w/transportation) for the week, someone local not a "company" guide, any suggestions and rates would be great.
Fishing: At least one offshore trip maybe two depending on the $$, Who have you used and been happy with?
Food: This should probably be at the top of my question list, where do you recommend and where to avoid?
Thanks for taking the time to try and help.:beer
THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
This is the same person I'd recommend for a guide.
As far as fishing, I'd recommend any of the "Fly" boats. I have never fished them but they have a very good reputation locally. I believe "maverick sportfishing" will get you to the right place on google.
Food wise, I don't go out much but El Pelicano is great. Get the special sea bass- it's loaded with cheese in an aluminum foil packet. Very good. Lemon Zest has a good reputation. The duck wings there are good. Try "Restaurantico" on the way to Jaco. It's a few miles pass the Tarcoles River. Very good Plantain patties, or at least that is what I call them. They are known for them.
My number one recommendation is Lemon Zest. Through their cousin I have stayed with their family and eaten their fine cuisine. Wonderful, friendly people. Top notch, amazing food. I never thought I would have liked a warm octopus salad but it was the best salad I have eaten to date.
Other places include the little soda right across the street and to the left. It has a selection of local foods that seemed to vary somewhat daily. Their natural fruit drinks vary as well and were to die for.
Jaco Taco is a good, cheap place for quick food. Not high class cuisine really but still yummy. I think they were open 24 hours too.
If you don't like hookers and old men, stay away from The Beetle Bar.
Check out Caliche's Wishbone, they have a spicy tuna with sticky rice that's really good stuff.