I have tried to search the forum, but cannot find information specific to these questions. Our twin sons will turn 12 in March. We always spend their birthday on a trip. I've always wanted to visit Costa Rica, but have very limited knowledge of what to do, where to stay, etc.
My initial thought (after some research), is to stay at The Springs for three nights, then move to the Westin Playa Conchal for five nights. I really have no specific reason for this, other than wanting to spend some time at the volcano, and some at the beach. We are an active family -- my husband is an ultra runner, and the boys and I love swimming, body boarding, kayaking, etc. We would also like to try to include horseback riding, golf, and perhaps a zipline and hiking. Golf is the biggest reason I picked the Westin, but my sons will be thrilled to play beach volleyball, too.
The Westin has a package through Costco that includes transportation. I'm not sure, but even if we can only use it one-way, that would be helpful. My idea was to fly in and out of LIR. I see that The Springs has a shuttle service. Is it decent? Also, what is the best way to book transportation from The Springs to The Westin?
Is this a good plan? I am open to any suggestions. I appreciate any information you may have. Thank you!