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Honeymoon Help!!!

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Honeymoon Help!!!

My fiance and I are looking for an all-inclusive $4k including airfare. We would like to experience deep sea fishing and zip lining or rainforest site seeing.

We are not set on just Costa Rica, also looking anywhere in the Caribbean except Jamaica and DR.

Also, our wedding is in June.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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1. Re: Honeymoon Help!!!

I love Costa Rica but I don't think it's what you're looking for. The all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica are located along the north Pacific coast with the exception of one noted below. The Pacific beaches are great - they're just not the white sand beaches you find in Aruba, the Mexican Riviera or the Dominican Republic.

The vast majority of accomodations in Costa Rica are not all-inclusive resorts, in part because most tourists want to visit several parts of the country. Arenal with its hot springs and volcano, rainforests and whitewater rafting is not located near enough to the all-inclusive resorts to enjoy as day trips.

On the Carribean coast, Le Cameleon is a small boutique all-inclusive hotel in Puerto Viejo but I have never stayed there and cannot personally recommend it. http://www.lecameleonhotel.com/

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2. Re: Honeymoon Help!!!

Most of the all-inclusives are located in the Province of Guanacaste, which is the northwestern part of Costa Rica. Here are some of them:

Paradisus Conchal

Barcelo Langosta in Tamarindo

These hotels are located near Tamarindo, so you have a whole beach community to visit. Also, these hotels are only 2-hours away from the rainforest and volcanoes of Rincon de la Vieja. For lodging near the volcano:

http://www.guachipelin.com/

http://www.borinquenresort.com/

A interesting wrinkle to all-inclusive concept is that some of the vacation rentals and smaller hotels in Tamarindo offer their own version of all-inclusive. It includes lower weekly rates, no-charge for days when you're on an overnight stay at a rainforest, volcano, etc (need to book directly with them)., free breakfast, and discounts at local restaurants. Did a quick calculation and the rates could be similar or lower when all considered.

Edited: 15 September 2010, 18:58
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3. Re: Honeymoon Help!!!

Agree with crfan...maybe Costa Rica is not ready for you guys!

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