I have just spent ALOT of time reading posts and taking lots of notes for our upcoming trip on Nov 3rd. We're staying at Papagayo with our kids (15 & 11).
I have a basic itinerary so that we can see most of what we'd like to but flexible if we need to make changes do to weather, etc.
A few questions:
How far a drive from Papagayo is it to Christoffel Park? I know we have to go early to make the climb. How much time should we allow for that trip?
What is the nearest / best grocery store near Papagayo to stock up on some basics since we do have a full kitchen?
My daughter was certifed last year (her in NJ) and other than certification dives & 2 dives in Hawaii is still pretty new to the sport. My husband will be diving with her and is more experienced but are there any dive shops that have excellent reputations or dive sights that are great for a new diver?
Lastly, other than Mambo Beach on Friday night where should a family go for some great meals?
Thanks to all those who can share their experiences--especially Just-the-Facts who spends alot of time give solid advice!