Hi everyone! I'm just about to book my first solo vacation and need your help!
I'm deciding between Costa Rica and Ireland - while the beaches and nature look amazing in Costa Rica for some reason I feel drawn to Ireland. I'm a 31 year old active Canadian woman, and it's my first vacation without my ex or friends and so I really want to find a place where it will be easy to meet people (who aren't necessarily on romantic vacations!) and where I won't be short on things to do or things to see.
What I was wondering is if you think Ireland would be a good place to do this - even though it's not the summer months! I'm thinking of flying into Dublin and staying there for a few days, renting a car and touring around for the middle portion of the trip, and then heading back to Dublin for the last night or two.
I wouldn't mind some day tours but I don't necessarily need to plan everything ahead of time - I don't mind spontanaeity.
From a social and weather perspective what do you think? I'm a bit worried about the 'lonely' factor while travelling and so if I can find a place with friendly and extroverted travellers and locals, that's ideal!
Also, do you think it would make much difference weather wise travelling between mid-March and early April? I'd love to do a lot of walking and see the beautiful green I've heard so much about!
Thanks in advance!