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Holiday in Central America or Carribean in July

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Holiday in Central America or Carribean in July

Hello,

My husband and I are looking for a vacation spot in the Caribbean or Central America in July. We are hoping to find a locally owned/ operated beachfront accommodation with bungalows/cabinas/ huts. We do not want to stay in an all inclusive resort, but would enjoy if meals or at least breakfast was included. We love the outdoors, and swimming, snorkeling, and trekking is a must. I would love to be able to snorkel directly off the beach if possible. We do not need a big night scene, but would rather have small bars and restaurants to mingle with the locals. We were planning to go to Roatan Honduras or Bocas del Toro Panama, but the flights are not working in our favor. We have already been to Mexico, Bahamas, Cayman Island, and Jamaica, so we would like to try another country. We have stayed at similar accommodations in Fiji and Mexico, therefore looking for another place of paradise. Please advise!

Thanks,

S&TS

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1. Re: Holiday in Central America or Carribean in July

Maybe Cpaitan Suizo or Cala Luna both places loocated at the Southern point in Tamarindo beach!

roadadvsior

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2. Re: Holiday in Central America or Carribean in July

If snorkeling is a major part of this trip you are looking at the wrong country. Costa Rica is a wonderful destination but the snorkeling is not the best.

Suggest you check out Belize where there is a spectacular reef offshore. Maybe Placencia is the right spot for you although you have to take a boat out to snorkel.

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3. Re: Holiday in Central America or Carribean in July

Costa Rica is great for nature, hikes, rafting, any type of outdoors activities. I agree not so good for snorkeling but some can be done.

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4. Re: Holiday in Central America or Carribean in July

Many poeple that come to Bocas del Toro fly to San Jose, Costa Rica and then take Nature Air from SJ to Bocas. Bocas sounds like your "cup of tea" as there arte several islands and many beach front locations to stay, the diving is excellant ' nature viewing is off the charts and the relaxed nite life is legendary.

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