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Where to go?

Manhattan Beach, CA
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Where to go?

My husband and I are planning a last minute trip to Costa Rica Jan. 4-13. We have been before. We traveled to Tamarindo, Monteverde, La Fortuna, and Mal Pais. We would love to return to Mal Pais, but we would like to add one new place to see. We will have a car because we loved driving last time. We also love the beach. Some people say Manuel Antonio, but then I read about it and it sounds really crowded. Last time we also went during the rainy season so we enjoyed less people. Any ideas would be great. Thanks so much.

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Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Atlanta, Georgia
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1. Re: Where to go?

Perhaps you could try the Caribbean side for a change? I know it's not exactly close to Mal Pais but since you love driving here, why not start your vacation there and end it in Mal Pais.

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Mal Pais
Mal Pais
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Manhattan Beach, CA
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2. Re: Where to go?

Thanks for the info. I forgot to mention surfing is important and my understanding was the Carribean side did not have that. If anyone knows of a good surf location on this said that would be great. Thanks again.

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3. Re: Where to go?

What about further south than MA, like Domnical, Uvita etc? Or even further south down to Zancudo, Pavones. Many hotel/lodge options in these areas and much less developed than MA.

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Uvita
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