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Where do we go?

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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.

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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

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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



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

7. Do some reading on this forum.

Edited: 25 June 2013, 18:06
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