I went to Costa Rica on an Earthwatch expedition in mid April. In my group, we gathered data from coffee plantations in the Tarrazú region outside of San José. Here we worked on a research project studying pollinators (bees). These studies are being conducted to see if the presence of pollinators increase the coffee yield which is a self-pollinating plant. This is a small portion of an on-going project between Earthwatch and the coffee farmers.
After my week in the mountains I rented the condo in Tamarindo Beach for a week. The condo was spacious and clean with a pool, and a nice large terrace. We ate all our meals on the terrace. Best of all, it was right across from the beach. The staff at the vacation rental office were very helpful in booking our excursions. It was the perfect ending to the trip. I highly recommend going to Tamarindo and booking the condo from the Krons.