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Beautiful beach and pool location needed

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Beautiful beach and pool location needed

I'm overwhelmed with all the options in Costa Rica and it's also hard to tell by some of the websites which locations are actually at the beach.

Our family would like a nice, comfortable, tropical resort but we don't want to stay in any hotel that is large like the Marriott. My 13-year-old loves playing in the surf (but not huge waves) and my husband and I would like to do a little snorkeling. We also need a nice pool (the larger, the better) and beach.

I'll greatly appreciate your suggestions. Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Beautiful beach and pool location needed

We stayed here twice, it isn't a hotel, but it is everything you are looking for and it is right on the sand...beautiful infintity pool overlooking the sand that the waves www.casaoceanocostarica.com

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2. Re: Beautiful beach and pool location needed

Hi Debra...

Many good options as you already know...

Nice great hotel with a nice size pool... Paradisus Playa Conchal. in the Guanacaste province...it is an all inclusive.

At the Central Pacific...Manuel Antonio National park...and good place to stay...Buena Vista Villas and Casas...great almost private beach...nice pools but not big...big pools!

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3. Re: Beautiful beach and pool location needed

check out Bahia Del Sol in Portreo too. The beach is very calm in this area, but you are surrounded by all sorts of different types of beaches.

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4. Re: Beautiful beach and pool location needed

The larger the pool, usually the larger the hotel. How about Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo? It's right on the calmest beach in Tamarindo, perfect for playing in the waves and the hotel has a beautiful pool. Then, take a catamaran cruise for the best snorkeling.

www.hotelcapitansuizo.com/index.php?english

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5. Re: Beautiful beach and pool location needed

You might also want to check out Flamingo Beach Resort. I haven't stayed there, but I know someone on another forum who loves this place, particularly the HUGE pool. I've been to Flamingo Beach, and it's a decent beach (some people love it more than others). It's also a nice location to check out other nearby beautiful beaches (Playa Conchal, Playa Penca, etc).

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6. Re: Beautiful beach and pool location needed

I also like the Flamingo Beach Resort, as it has a nice beach for swimming and playing in the sand. Here is a page with a video of what the beach looks like.

tamarindocosta-rica.com/playas/flamingo-potr…

Not much to the town, so you might need a rental car to get around. The management and restaurant people are first-rate.

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7. Re: Beautiful beach and pool location needed

The Flamingo is in a great location, and has a great swim up bar, and is very affordable and kid-friendly. The beach in front is good, and LOTS of good beaches very closeby... Penca, Pan Azucar, Playa Conchal.

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