In Ecuador we bumped into two travellers, whom we know only as Dave and Tan, an Australian and a Canadian who are working their way up to Central America. I had mentioned to them that I had spent some time in Costa Rica and promised to send them a bit of info on cool places to check out. They left me their email, which I promptly lost in the shuffle of papers accumulated when taking busses and crossing borders. So I thought I would post the map of my suggested route in the off chance they happen to come across it when searching the web and for anyone else who is planning to be in the area. Without further ado:

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