I apologize if I'm repeating a question--I'm having trouble finding exactly the info I'm looking for on the forums. :)
My husband and I will be visiting Costa Rica in a few weeks, flying into San Jose. We will be staying 5 or 6 nights in a single location. We are hoping to stay in a hotel/resort that is, literally, on a beautiful beach and has a beautiful pool, ideally with bar/food service at the pool. We will be doing one or two daytime adventure tours including a canopy tour. We'd also like to be able to eat at the hotel for breakfast and lunch. A nearby town with shops and restaurants would be nice, too.
We've not had great experiences with all-inclusives (mediocre food, lack of variety, only buffet-style) but are not completely opposed to the idea.
Wow! I'm pretty demanding, huh? We have just gotten a little spoiled by nice hotels (on business trips) and desire quality and service. Any advice would be much appreciated--this is a special trip for us. Thanks!