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Husband's 40th in Costa Rica

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Husband's 40th in Costa Rica

We have just decided to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday in Costa Rica in Feb, March or April. So now I begin planning:

-Any suggestions on which month is better weather, fewer crowds?

-Where do we go? (10 days) We would like to white water raft, repel, see many animals, the volcano. We are active and don't need much of the beach since we live in FL.

-We like nice 4-5 star accomodations but also like natural beauty so if there is somewher we can see animals from our balcony, etc, we would do it.

Thanks. I don't plan trips anymore withour Tripadvisor help.

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1. Re: Husband's 40th in Costa Rica

All of those months would be good for weather. In terms of crowds you will want to avoid Semana Santa week, which is the week before Easter. Many Costa Ricans have off that week and tourist areas are likely to be crowded and expensive. Also, the week after Easter tends to be busy with many North Americans coming down.

For seeing animals, Manuel Antonio would be a good choice and you can go to La Fortuna to visit Arenal Volcano.

Edited: 07 August 2010, 21:12
Grecia, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Husband's 40th in Costa Rica

Sound advice from El Gato. Check out Arenal area for the volcano Monteverde for the Cloud Forest and then Manuel Antonio for rainforest and nice beaches. In Arenal

Nayara resort is excellent - http://www.arenalnayara.com/

Tabacon Thermal Resort - http://www.tabacon.com/

The Springs - http://www.thespringscostarica.com/index.php

Nice tours with Desafio - http://www.desafiocostarica.com/

In Monteverde

Hidden Canopy Tree house - http://hiddencanopy.com/p/user/home.php

Skytrek - www.skyadventures.travel/index/index.html

Manuel Antonio

Tulemar - www.buenavistaluxuryvillas.com/index.php

Si Como No - http://www.sicomono.com/

Arenas Del Mar - http://www.arenasdelmar.com/

If you need guidance these companies can help immensely

Horizontes - http://www.horizontes.com/eng/ a great company here

Crreferals - http://www.crreferrals.com/TravelExperts.html my fav for planning

Tucan Limo - http://www.tucanlimoservices.com/ longest history here

Cheers

Inca

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3. Re: Husband's 40th in Costa Rica

Nothing else to add...INCA is 100% correct with his great advice!

THANK YOU INCA...

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Pensacola, Florida
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4. Re: Husband's 40th in Costa Rica

www.weather2travel.com CR Climate guide Feb my fav...

www.hotelvillacaletas.com around your flights

rental car www.mapache.com my fav or driver

www,tabacon.com

www.arenasdelmar.com

if time

www.fourseasons.com/costarica only true 5 star

Have fun,

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