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How busy is the week after Easter?

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How busy is the week after Easter?

We're planning a trip with our 3 kids for the week after Easter. Easter is on the 8th and we would be arriving on the 11th and staying till the 21st. We plan to to go Arenal and then probably Manuel Antonio. I know the week before Easter is super busy but just wondering about the week or two after.

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1. Re: How busy is the week after Easter?

Typically not bad at all. Should have no troubles in comparison.

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2. Re: How busy is the week after Easter?

Dear Amanda...

Great question...the after Easter...is nice and not that many people around...it is hot...April is maybe the hottest month of the year for us...bring some nice light clothes for the little ones...

Great month to spend time around our beaches!!

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3. Re: How busy is the week after Easter?

Perfect time to go, beginning of the low season prices, plenty of rooms and rental car availability, but just about everything will be open.

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4. Re: How busy is the week after Easter?

All good!

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5. Re: How busy is the week after Easter?

While some hotels start their low season rates mid April, the majority don't have low season rates until the 1st of May.

I will agree that April is hot, hot HOT!

While it is still considered high season after Easter, the vast crowds of Easter week will be gone, and it will be back to normal high season.

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6. Re: How busy is the week after Easter?

Thanks so much for all your replies! Just another quick question...just how hot will it be? Will it be any cooler in Arenal? We plan to do most of our activities there. Is there any sort of breeze when you are sitting on the beach?

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7. Re: How busy is the week after Easter?

It's close to 90 at the beaches in Manuel Antonio in March and April. But there is generally a great breeze which gives you the sense of it being a bit cooler. Be very mindful of keeping hydrated, use sunscreen generously, bring a sun hat, sunglasses etc. The sun here is intense and can surely be a vacation downer if you expose too much, too quickly. Have a great trip! Lisa

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