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From Alfombra, Cartago is about 40 miles north, and San Jose is around 45 miles to the northwest.
Spend the day unwinding and admiring the scenery at a nearby beach. Playa Cacao, 60 miles to the southeast, and Corcovado Beach, 55 miles to the south, are two great picks.
Adventurous types will delight in the beautiful environmental attractions of this region. Chirripo National Park is 17 miles away from Alfombra, while Marino Ballena National Park is only 14 miles away.
Hacienda Baru and Costa Rica Dive and Surf are in Platanillo, a close by locality 4 miles away. Why don't you go check them out? San Isidro de El General is another great option. It's located 9 miles out of Alfombra. Take a look around town and drop into Samaritan Chocolate and Canaan Cheeses.
To locate Parque Nacional Chirripó, Cerro Urán and Cerro Ventisqueros, you need to head northeast from Alfombra for 16 miles to San Gerardo. Los Crestones and Cerro Terbi are some more places that are worth a visit.
If you would like to stay active without wearing yourself out too much, why not try a bit of sunbathing? Bird watching is another nice way to spend the afternoon outside.
To learn about the surrounding area, take advantage of the region's guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.
Take five from touring around and cool off with a bit of swimming and surfing.
The food in this area has its own unique flavors, so jump on in and get your fill!
An excellent meal relies upon the quality of its ingredients. Luckily, the pork and chicken are amongst the world's best.
Pargo (red snapper) and casado are common dishes for travelers and local diners alike.
Stimulate your sweet tooth with some tres leches (custard flan), an enticing dessert.
If you like to relax with a nice cold beer, see what you think of Bavaria. Most establishments should have it on tap.
If you're looking for an alcohol-free drink, one option is fresco de frutas (fruit shake).
One of the most consumed spirits around these parts is Ron Centenario.
Learning a few Spanish phrases and expressions can sometimes make the difference between a standard vacation and a deep journey through the heart of the culture of a place. Mucho gusto Encantado is how you say pleased to meet you. You should also work on pronouncing ¿Cómo estás? (how are you?).
Being here on the 15th of September means you can enjoy a first-hand impression of Independence Day.
You've had a ball, made new friends and probably given your camera a solid workout. When it's time to get rid of your final colones and bid "Adiós" to Central Pacific Coast, chances are you'll already be thinking about your next trip!
If you're looking for the closest airport, it's 50 miles away.
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Situated in a rural location, this lodge is within 32 miles (52 km) of Marino Ballena National Park, Punta Uvita Whale Tail and Arco Beach. Pinuela Beach and Ventanas Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).
Situated by the ocean, this property is in the same area as Nauyaca Waterfalls. Regional attractions also include Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Alexander Skutch Bird Sanctuary.
Situated by the ocean, this resort is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Tortuga Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ventanas Beach and Pinuela Beach. Arco Beach and Marino Ballena National Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Rio Savegre Waterfall and 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from Cerro de La Muerte Peak.
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 16 miles (25 km) of Punta Uvita Whale Tail, Marino Ballena National Park and Arco Beach. Pinuela Beach and Ventanas Beach are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Situated on the riverfront, this bed & breakfast is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Tortuga Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Ventanas Beach. Pinuela Beach and Arco Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in San Isidro de El General, this hotel is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) from Chirripo National Park and 29.5 mi (47.5 km) from Cerro de La Muerte Peak.
Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Marino Ballena National Park, Punta Uvita Whale Tail and Arco Beach. Pinuela Beach is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.