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Aranjuez can be found 50 miles away from San Jose and 60 miles from Cartago.
On a fine day, pack up the kids and plenty of sunscreen and head out to Jaco Beach, 35 miles to the south of Aranjuez, or Herradura Beach, 30 miles to the south.
Take some time to discover the sights and sounds of this region's nature reserves. A couple of nearby locations are Carara Biological Reserve (25 miles away) and La Fortuna Waterfall (25 miles away).
The excitement around Guillermo Vargas Roldan Stadium on game day is something you ought to experience. To witness the Asociación Deportiva Ramonense do their thing, go 20 miles to the east of Aranjuez. Notice the home team's colors of red and white.
Victoria Park and Macaw Sanctuary El Manantial are some worthwhile places in Palmar, a destination 4 miles from Aranjuez. An alternative is Puntarenas Beach. It's 7 miles from Aranjuez, and is the home of Puntarenas Cathedral and Puntarenas Marine Park.
Around 16 miles to the north of Aranjuez is Monteverde, a regional hotspot which is home to Selvatura Adventure Park, Bat Jungle and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Monteverde Butterfly Garden and Monteverde Orchid Garden are some more places that will keep you busy.
The Central Pacific Coast area provides tourists with plenty of leisurely activities in the great outdoors, such as sunbathing and bird watching.
You'll be able to discover far more by tapping into local knowledge than you ever could from the pages of your guidebook. Consider jumping on board some guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.
As long as the sun shines bright, apply the sunscreen and get active with some swimming or surfing, two popular water activities in Central Pacific Coast.
Don't miss the opportunity to treat your taste buds to a tour of the region's favorite food and drinks.
Pork and chicken are a pair of well-known ingredients that you'll find in many different guises.
Why not try pargo (red snapper) or casado? These are easily found around here.
No culinary experience can come to an end without a delicious dessert. Tres leches (custard flan) is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.
If beer is what you're after, head on down to a local watering hole and ask the bartender to pull you the region's very best. If they know their stuff, you'll be offered up a pint of Bavaria.
If you're in the mood for an alcohol-free beverage, fresco de frutas (fruit shake) is always an option.
You might see a few locals delighting over a glass of Ron Centenario, a much-loved spirit around here.
Cross the cultural divide by making use of a handful of practical phrases in Spanish during your travels. Buenas tardes translates to good afternoon. Happy birthday is another practical one to have in your arsenal, so practice pronouncing ¡Feliz cumpleaños.
You'll appreciate the festivities for Independence Day, a nation-wide celebration that takes place each year on the 15th of September.
As your vacation comes to an end, spend your leftover colones on some last-minute souvenirs and say an emotional "Adiós" to this special destination and the characters who call it home.
Juan Santamaria International Airport is the most convenient airport at roughly 40 miles to the east, so just make sure that you leave plenty of time.
Accommodation in Aranjuez
Expedia's comprehensive travel guide currently shows no vacancies in Aranjuez. There's not need to panic though, as you can always head to the Adventure Park And Hotel Vista Golfo, Puntarenas, which is located 1 mile away in Miramar.
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Located in the mountains, this family-friendly hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Children's Eternal Rainforest and 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Arenal Volcano National Park. Lake Arenal is 30.9 mi (49.8 km) away.
This family-friendly Monte Verde hotel is located in the mountains, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Curi-Cancha Reserve, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Selvatura Adventure Park and Children's Eternal Rainforest. Arenal Volcano National Park is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) away.
Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 4 mi (6.4 km) from Selvatura Adventure Park.
This family-friendly Monte Verde lodge is located in the mountains, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Curi-Cancha Reserve, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Selvatura Adventure Park and Children's Eternal Rainforest. Arenal Volcano National Park is 5.4 mi (8.8 km) away.
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Curi-Cancha Reserve and within 9 mi (15 km) of Selvatura Adventure Park and Children's Eternal Rainforest. Arenal Volcano National Park is 7.6 mi (12.3 km) away.
Situated in Monte Verde, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Curi-Cancha Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Selvatura Adventure Park and Children's Eternal Rainforest. Arenal Volcano National Park is 7.2 mi (11.5 km) away.
This Boca Barranca resort is on the beach, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Puntarenas Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Puntarenas Pier and Victoria Park. Caldera Port and Puntarenas Cathedral are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Curi-Cancha Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Selvatura Adventure Park and Children's Eternal Rainforest. Arenal Volcano National Park is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) away.