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Please Help!!! Which beach do we pick?

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Please Help!!! Which beach do we pick?

Hello All!

My husband and I are planning a trip to Costa Rica for the holidays. We plan to do a few days in the Arenal area and a day or two in Monteverde. We would also like to do a few days at the beach. But which one? I'm so over whelmed with the vast amount of options.

We definitely want to see the pacific coast. Easy access would be nice (we don't want to take a plane, a shuttle, a taxi, a burrow, and a boat to get there...LOL). Neither of us surf, so a beach without massive waves would be nice. We also like to avoid beaches that are built up and are congested with large AI resorts. We like quiet, rustic, and beach front properties. Electricity is not a priority.

Any suggestions?

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Pretty rustic nice beach

Have fun,

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The Santa Teresa and north to Playa Manzanillo de Ario is not built up and has gorgeous beaches, no AI, has electricity, is rustic. Check out the area on this site: http://nicoyapeninsula.com there are many options.

Villas Hermosa

Villa Orishas

are a couple of suggestions.

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Another great beach, that sounds right up your alley would be Playa Carillo about 15 minutes south of Samara. It still has the undeveloped, super laid back, relaxing feel to it!

And you don't need a burrow to get there and last I was there they did have electricity:)

Hope this helps,

Marina K. Villatoro

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I agree that Carrillo is nice, something in Samara may be good as well. You can get to Samara/Carrillo via a paved road - many of the other quieter beaches are a bit more out of the way, many of the beaches close to Liberia are a bit more congested.

Check out the Treehouse in Samara, or smaller rustic beachside hotels ourside of Samara but still on Samara Beach like The Fenix.

Did anyone suggest yet to fly into Liberia? Way better experience than San Jose (and closer to those beaches).

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5. Re: Please Help!!! Which beach do we pick?

Nice new RIU hotel...great beach...some good places around Nosara...Carrillo...Samara...or Montezuma...even Dominical!

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!

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