This winter, in the month of January, I'm going on a trip to Costa Rica on a study abroad trip. I have always wanted to go their, between the crazy volcanoes and landscapes, and the insane surf spots, its somewhere I've been dying to go. We're mostly going to be based out of Heredia which is west of San Jose I believe. Every once in awhile we'll take trips to Puerto Viejo, Playa Tamblir?, and Manuel Antonio. With the exception of those trips we'll mostly be near San Jose. My question is how easy/difficult/expensive is it to get the coast from San Jose? Or any cool suggestions on what to do in my free time? Regardless I'm stoked to get the opportunity to go there and get some college credits out of the way as well. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.