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Family New Years trip - best beach?

Richmond, Virginia
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Family New Years trip - best beach?

We are 2 families with teenagers looking for a beach hotel to stay in for New Year's. Most of the places I have searched are booked. Wondering which beach area is the best? The new Riu Palace is supposed to be open by then, but I really don't want to go to Costa Rica to stay in a huge all inclusive palace. Looking for something 4 stars plus but with a local feel. Thanks!

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Family New Years trip - best beach?

RIU no the best AI in Costa Rica...no good place at all...fake maybe nice in Las Vegas no for OUR country...plus many more enviromental issues...

I have not stayed there but I own a little place in a near by beach...and I knwo the place very well...Matapalo beach was a great beach without that atrocity to bad tatste..

Good for you Costa Rica is better in a regular hotel ...BUT..

You can try CALA LUNA around Langosta at Tamarindo Beach...is not a AI but very nice...for a small AI around that part of MY country...Barcelo Playa Langosta...small AI but again great location...kids will love Tamarindo. and Langosta beach..

Of course the best AI in OUR country WESTIN PLAYA CONCHAL the best luxury AI by far in Costa Rica.

You can try Tamarindo Diria great location...


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2. Re: Family New Years trip - best beach?

As you mentioned many places are already booked. Try the Flamingo Beach Resort, Casa Conde del Mar. For all inclusives the Riu Guanacaste , The Riu Palace, The Westin Playa Conchal, Hilton Papagayo.

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3. Re: Family New Years trip - best beach?

or you can rent a house to in conchal area in reserva conchal nice beach for kids and exelent place,


good options of house

try hilton papagayo,westin playa conchal but I think most all locations are reserved

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