|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$135.00|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$3.00|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$20.00|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$65.00|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$7.00|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$200.00|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$13.00|
Probably unknown to many, there is a place called Buenos Aires in Costa Rica. While the name is heavily equated to Argentina, Costa Rica’s Buenos Aires also deserves to be one of the places to visit in the country.
The town of Buenos Aires is at the South Puntarenas. It is also the name of the canton, which is famous for the largest tribal reservations in the whole of Costa Rica. You’ll find that Buenos Aires is always included in the off-the-beaten path list of places to see in the country. This is probably because of the fact that Buenos Aires somehow provides access to the untouched side of Costa Rica.
True enough, adventure-seekers visit Buenos Aires as their main point for the Chirripo National Park, La Amistad International Park and Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve. You should also see to it that you visit the popular Chapel-in-the-Clouds, a historic and yet peaceful chapel among the hills in Buenos Aires. The seemingly magical scenery of the chapel in the clouds gives you this whimsical feeling. Many couples tie the knot here because of the calmness and beauty the chapel exudes. The path going to the said chapel alone is interesting already because of the scenic flowers, trees and shrubbery. If you’re lucky enough, you might even come across some cute animals along the way.
The key to enjoying Buenos Aires is to sample the family-owned restaurants in the area. There is no room for luxury and international restaurants here. However, the local gastronomic delights would surely make you ask for more. Enjoy authentic Tico cuisine from the many family restaurants in the city.
Cheap flights to Buenos Aires are available at the Buenos Aires International Airport (BAI). Some airlines also offer cheap flights to Buenos Aires via airports in San Jose. But, it is best to go with ones that land on BAI to save on time and additional budget for transportation.
While not really a popular tourist spot, there are still good hotels in Buenos Aires. Some inns and vacation houses offer more affordable accommodations. So, you might want to consider these options as well.