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RE: Drive from Tamarindo to Teresa/Mal Pais?« Reply #1 on: April 08 2006 21:04:00 »
one of the greatest adventures of my life.rivefords, steeps, dead ends and everything in between. I would not recommend it to a person that doesn't know spanish because there were some detours that without directions we would have been lost for sure! The chick from the states could speak to locals about directions. 4x4 for Sure! We had some hill climbs in our car that i thought we were never going to make it out of. SCARY SHIT! Besides probably scaring the shit out of you i will say this. Other than surfing it was the best day i have ever had in CR. AN AMAZING DRIVE.huge cliffs.stomach was in my throat the whole time. It takes about 8 hours or so and the maps you get are bullshit!we crumpled ours up about 20 minutes into the drive because the map was so inaccurate.
RE: Drive from Tamarindo to Teresa/Mal Pais?« Reply #2 on: April 09 2006 09:04:00 »
ok, driving a 4x4 is all good when u r living in chile where... the roads are consistent. listen, u can have a beautiful bus ride, from tamarindo with having no worries about the shitty roads. which is exactly what they are. make sure u get a seat ticket because it is a long ride for a stand. i recommend also taking the ferry at some point. oh mal pais basically has one place to stay with no water etc. but great place for breakfast, and beach... the important things. there really isnt much there in town. seriously, worry about the car when reaching san jose and take it east from there. oh and dont forget to visit playa samaria and monte zuma ( no real surf in monte zuma) but worth a stop. good luck and pura vida