My wife Pennie and I are planning a trip to Costa Rica's west coast sometime between January and March next year (we are also planning another trip in that period so I can't be more specific than this at present).
We would like a good standard hotel (it need not be great) with good beaches and local restaurants/bars nearby. We are both fit and healthy so walking is not a problem however Pen is not a confident swimmer so would appreciate a pool if the sea gets rough. I dive but Pen does not, so scuba diving would be an advantage but not vital. We invariably hire a car to explore for a week or so during our holidays. We'd be looking to budget within 3 000 pounds for the flights and accommodation.
We avoid All Inclusive hotels wherever possible.
I'd be grateful for any recommendations on resort areas and hotels in particular if any spring readily to mind.
Many thanks in advance for your help, take care, DrMike.