We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Where do we go?

San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
53 posts
1 review
Save Topic
Where do we go?

Original plan was to do Greece this summer but the airfare is outrageous. We live in California (SF Bay Area) and for 5 of us it would be 10K just 2 get there :( So, now we think we should do Costa Rica instead. Would like an all inclusive resort that has pools, and beautiful beaches. We are thinking 10 days? Is that too long/short? Family of 5. Daughters are 21, 17 and 12. We are there to relax but also want 2 be active. Not interested in any secluded "jungle type" properties. We enjoy pampering and good food. Open to all suggestions.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
46,026 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Where do we go?

Westin playa Conchal is waiting for you guys...better if you try to fly to Liberia International airport...LIR.roadadvisor

Costa Rica
Level Contributor
25,655 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Where do we go?

1. Ten days would be great.

2. Plan your trip so that you have a mixture of three locations: beach, volcano and "wildlife" or rainforest. And 3 locations is the right number for 10 days. Keep in mind that if your flight arrives late or leaves early, you may need to spend your first/last night somewhere near the airport.

3. Figure out which airport you will fly into: LIR Liberia or SJO San Jose. Where you go will depend to a great extent on which airport you use since they are 4.5 hours apart.

4. Forget All Inclusive. Costa Rica has an excellent tourist infrastructure all over the country with a lot of nice lodging and excellent restaurants. All inclusive just separates you from everything.

5. Some helpful websites: www.anywherecostarica.com

www.govisitcostarica.com

www.costa-rica-guide.com

6. Decide if you want "touristy" or "non-touristy."

7. Do some reading on this forum.

Edited: 25 June 2013, 18:06
3. Re: Where do we go?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 27 June 2014, 06:20