Hi, I am trying to plan a wonderful 8 night vacation for my husband and I to Costa Rica. We are looking at Lapa Rios and were thinking of one night at the beginning and end at Finca Rosa Blanca (San Jose) and 7 nights at Lapa Rios.
However the longer I look at the Lapa Rios site I wonder "can I handle it???" My husband can for sure. It looks so beautiful. We want to do something completely different for us, and well, this would be it. Ok, so bugs sort of scare me. :) I do have 2 1/2 months to prepare and suppose I'd come home not afraid of worms in my garden... :))))
My main question is: what are the beaches like in the Osa peninsula area? Can you swim in the ocean?
Are there better areas in Costa Rica where we can have "the best of both"? A little more luxury and comfort AND great nature excursions? My husband is very much into photography and I know Lapa Rios would be an ideal environment. I am very much interested in the rainforest medicine walks and waterfalls, yoga, a beautiful pool and a nice beach.
Can anyone make some recommendations considering Lapa Rios is not too expensive for us..so comparable places?
Thank you so much!