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Luxury, Beach Front--preferably White Sand, 5 nights

Overland Park, KS
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Luxury, Beach Front--preferably White Sand, 5 nights


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!

Tamarindo, Costa...
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1. Re: Luxury, Beach Front--preferably White Sand, 5 nights

Not sure of your price range. around Tamarindo Beach:

Paradisus Conchal - all-inclusive, great food, white/tan colored sand, large resort just north of Tamarindo.

JW Marriott Guanacaste - not all inclusive, 30-minute drive to great restaurants in Tamarindo and shopping.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Luxury, Beach Front--preferably White Sand, 5 nights

If you are flying into San Jose...maybe some places in Manuel Antonio...Buena Vista Villas and Casas...Tulemar Bungalows...Arenas del Mar...MA is only 2 and half hour drive!

If you are flying into Liberia... Paradisus Playa Conchal...Four Seasons...Tamarindo Diria...


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3. Re: Luxury, Beach Front--preferably White Sand, 5 nights

Check out Playa Flamingo. We have booked a beautiful condo at The Palms through a VRBO listing. Located right on the beach and very luxurious.

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