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Where to go with a family of 4 for 4-6 weeks

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Where to go with a family of 4 for 4-6 weeks

I am looking to plan a 4-6 week vacation in June/July for my family with children 9 & 12 but we haven't figured out where to go yet. The housing needs to be economical and we may want to rent a house if that is affordable. We hope to go somewhere warm, near a beach and safe. I am also concerned about the rainy season. Does anyone have ideas to share? I appreciate your input!

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1. Re: Where to go with a family of 4 for 4-6 weeks

Head for the Caribbean coast and rent a house south of Puerto Veijo near Punta Uva. Beautiful beaches, often nearly deserted, tons of wildlife and lots of natural areas to explore. See more at www.puertoviejosatellite.com Caribe sur real estate has info on rental houses on their website. Do not expect AC or swimming pools as most properties do not have either but the beach and the ocean breeze makes up for it.

You could also look up the raod in Cahuita, a small beachtown adjacent to a national park. lots of lodgings near the beach north of town but it's black sand.

On the Pacific coast I would suggest looking at rentals around Samara which has a beautiful beach, safe for swimming and the feel of a small town.

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2. Re: Where to go with a family of 4 for 4-6 weeks

Around Caribbean side of Costa Rica also around Puerto Viejo...check Casa Camarona...nice simple...great location...very much what you are looking for and by the ebach...the best try to deal directly with owners ...and travel service providers...some hungry people in that part of the country trying to get a commision for everything...not very nice...

Nosara beach...Playa Hermosa Beach...Tamarindo beach around the Pacific...nice beaches many good affordable options...


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3. Re: Where to go with a family of 4 for 4-6 weeks

For me with kids that age you can't beat Samara. Rainy season really isn't that bad in June and July. I base myself out of Costa Rica for June and July and the rain has never been an issue.

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4. Re: Where to go with a family of 4 for 4-6 weeks

Samara's a good call. Nosara if you like it a little more isolated, wild.

Caribbean side is good too, lots of nice homes for rent.

Playa Hermosa would give you easy access to adventure in Rincon de la Vieja and Palo Verde, and not too far for an overnight or two say to Arenal and/or Monteverde...

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