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Tropical Adverture Getaway (Costa Rica, Jamacia, etc?)

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Tropical Adverture Getaway (Costa Rica, Jamacia, etc?)

I'm looking for a place to visit in October/November with my husband. We are looking for a destination where we can surf, hike, and relax on the beach. My first thought is Costa Rica but I'm open to other suggestions. We would like to avoid any chain and contemporary hotels, rather looking for something that has great character while at the same time budget friendly. Walking distance to town would be a plus!

Appreciate any help!

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1. Re: Tropical Adverture Getaway (Costa Rica, Jamacia, etc?)

you're looking in the wrong ocean.

looks like you need to go further west----like hawaii.

kauai and/or maui mostly fit the bill, but i'm not sure about the walking to town idea....laihina and kihei (maui), or poipu (kauai) might be suitable for this... both islands have awesome hiking and scenery...and of course, it's the birthplace of surfing.....

oct/nov is kinda the off-season, so you should be able to get some decent deals.... my niece got a place at "the cliffs" in princeville for about $700 for 6 nites this coming summer.... i've stayed at the cliffs recently (see my review) and i can assure you, it's great..... other options are renting a condo, stay in a B&B or stay in a place such as the kiahuna plantation at poipu (see my review)..... in fact, i would say that is the place you wanna stay....

if you consider hawaii for your vacation, get these books to help you plan:


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2. Re: Tropical Adverture Getaway (Costa Rica, Jamacia, etc?)

October is rainy season for Costa Rica, likewise for Jamaica. There are supposed to be good breaks happening off France & Spain during October, but it doesn't really fit your tropical requirement. And as strangetripper mentioned there is always Hawaii. SE Asia also has some decent fall surfing, but again it is rainy season.

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3. Re: Tropical Adverture Getaway (Costa Rica, Jamacia, etc?)

Gold Coast Australia?

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