The text of this page is copyrighted © by   Hunter Publishing Company. To order
the complete Travel Guide to Costa Rica Click here ( Photos by 1 Costa Rica Link )
HOME - Tour, Vacation & Hotel Guide to Costa Rica - Maps, Rental Cars, Accommodations Camping

English Home
Español Home
Deutsch Home
Nederlands Home
Français Home

23 Best Vacation Packages
Costa Rica Information
Provinces, Regions, Maps
Hotels by Regions, Towns
Costa Rica Car Rentals
Beaches of Costa Rica
National Parks, Reserves
Costa Rica Tours
Activities / Things to Do
Costa Rica Restaurants
Nightlife / Casinos
Costa Rica Real Estate
Yellow Pages / Shopping
Photo Tours by Towns
About us / Comments
Climate / Weather
San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Surfing
Sportfishing / scuba Diving
Contact 1 Costa Rica Link 
Costa Rica Video - learn about living or working in Costa Rica 
and retirement

Don't camp in the rainy season !!

And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares that infest the day, shall fold their tents like the Arabs, and as silently steal away. ~ The Day is Done, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882

A If you like to commune with nature up close and personal, try a stay at one of Costa Rica’s small selection of private sites. Also, a fair number of the national parks provide rustic campgrounds; their fee is around US $2 per night, plus the $6 park entrance fee. Most campsites provide potable water; we recommend taking your own bottled water just to make sure. Showers and restrooms usually are included, and occasionally you’ll have access to a public phone.

Some sites, however, can be less than basic and you may have to scrounge around for facilities. Remember not to leave valuables in your tent unless there is someone around to protect them. Lastly, you may find it more enjoyable to choose the dry season for your trip because camping during the rainy season can be a muddy affair.

Campgorunds near the beach:
Montezuma Beach - Camping Los Monos ( 506/642-0048). Open Dec.-May; call before arriving. Tamarindo - Bagatsí (506/659-9039). Playa Junquillal - ( 506/666-5051). Three km/1.8 miles before Cuajiniquil. Pochote Beach - Camping Tino Zeledón, no phone. Tambor Beach - Camping Los Malinches ( 506/683-0264). Potrero Beach - Mayraís Camping & Cabinas ( 506/654- 4213). Jacó Beach - Camping Madrigal (506/643-3329) and Camping El Hicaco (no phone). Unless you’re a party animal, it’s best to avoid both camps on holiday weekends.

Campgorunds in the Central Valley:
Laguna Fraijanes Recreational Park (. 506/482-2166) offers huts without lights for up to four people for about US $11. A full-service hut runs $20 for two. Chalets sleeping eight, $25. Tent camping only for groups of 10 or more, US $2 per person with own tent, or $3 if you need to rent a tent. Bélen Trailer Park (. 506/239-0421). Roble Alto Camp (. 506/237-1453) has rustic cabins that sleep eight. Bring your own food and blankets. Laundry, kitchen, sports courts and pool. Costs around US $30 per cabina.

Live, Retire, Relocate to Costa Rica Book by Christopher Howard

Back to Travel Guide to Costa Rica Index Page

Travel Info to Peru, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador

Costa Rica Information   Costa Rica Car Rentals   Costa Rica Restaurants   Regions, Provinces, Maps  
Beaches of Costa Rica   Nightlife / Casinos   Tours & Tour Operators   Parks / Zoos / Reserves   Retirement
Businesses / Retail Stores   Contact 1 Costa Rica Link   Hotels / Resorts   Costa Rica Real Estate   Photo Tour by Towns
Vacation Recreation   About us / Comments<
HOME to 1 Costa Rica Link for Hotels, Resorts, Tours, Travel & Vacation Information

Copyright © 1998 - 2005