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Best located All-Inclusive

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Best located All-Inclusive

My husband and I are looking to book an all-inclusive in Costa Rica. I want to make sure that I'm not too far away from doing outside activities (I'd like to possibly to a canopy tour, Arenal, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve), but I want to also be on a really nice swimmable beach. Any suggestions? Thanks! (we also prefer no children resorts)

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1. Re: Best located All-Inclusive

There are almost no "adults only" all-inclusives in Costa Rica. The Occidental Grand Papagayo is one of them.

In addition, most of the AI's - and there aren't a lot - are located in the northwest of Costa Rica and closer to LIR airport rather than SJO airport.

It's really not feasible to do day trips to Arenal or Monteverde due to the travel time necessary to get there -- 3-4 hours, one way. Look here for distances and travel times: www.yourtravelmap.com

I would consider going the non-AI route for Costa Rica. There is excellent lodging wherever you go as well as great restaurants to choose from.

Most people split their time between a beach location and a mountain/volcano location such as Arenal.

This might give you some ideas: www.anywherecostarica.com This website has some excellent descriptions of the various areas of Costa Rica.

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2. Re: Best located All-Inclusive

I second going the NON All Inclusive route.

Costa Rica isn't the "All Inclusive" destination that places like Mexico and Jamaica are. Staying at an AI in Cota Rica actually limits you, and takes away from everything Costa Rica has to offer.

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