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Where to Stay with PreTeen?

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Where to Stay with PreTeen?

Need suggestions as to best area to stay; planning trip w/ husband & 12 yr old daughter. Want to be able to tours of volcano/rainforest; yet be able to stay at resort on the beach. I've just decided on this trip & need advice from loyal TA clients. Was told by a friend to stay at Paridiusus (sp?) as we would love to do an AI. Help? Planning trip in Feb... is this a good time? If not, when is best time to go?

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1. Re: Where to Stay with PreTeen?

You didn't say how long you want to go for.

Forget the all inclusive. They are not what Costa Rica is about. Experience Tico food and even if you don't want to, both places I suggest have good restaurants.

Assuming that you have at least a week, divide your time between La Fortuna for volcano, adventure like zip lines, hanging bridges, horseback riding to a waterfall, Cano Negro and fabulous wild animals,and Manuel Antonio hot springs and tons of other stuff. Stay at El Silencio del Campo about 8 kms out of La Fortuna. A wonderful hotel with its own hot springs, great views of the volcano and fabulous hosts.

Then get yourself to Manuel Antonio where you will be close to the beach but not on it. I would recommend Hotel Si como no for preteens, largely because there will be kids there and you are not far from the park, can take a taxi to the public beach or to the beach inside the park, see tons of animals in this wonderful park and in doing so, you will see some of Costa Rica.

February is a great time to go. It is dry season and is before the rush that is March.

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2. Re: Where to Stay with PreTeen?

I have been to costa rica before but am taking my daughter in Jan.09 I think arenal and manual antonio area would be perfect. in arenal we are staying at los lagos very kid friendly. I have stayed at si como no in MA and found it to be child friendly. I think this is a hard age group to please. I try to involve her with the desicion making and add some culture to the experience also

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