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4 nights -- suggestions?

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4 nights -- suggestions?

We are flying into Liberia and are thinking about staying 4 nights in the Guanacaste area before going to Arenal for 3 nights and then onto Manuel Antonio for 4 nights before flying out of SJO. There seem to be so many nice beach areas to choose from! Looking at Playas del Coco, Taramindo, Samara.....we definitely want a nice beach - beach front accommodations would be nice - nice pool, decent food, and walking distance into town (a more local town if possible) for dinners. There are 5 of us so we would probably also like a 2 bedroom place. Any suggestions on locations and or places?

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1. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

It kind of depends on what you are looking for.

Tamarindo is very developed but has a good selection of all sorts of lodging as well as excellent restaurants and nightlife.

Playas del Coco less developed than Tamarindo, a bit more authentic with a good assortment of lodging and nightlife. Not the best beach - but parts of it are nice.

Samara has what you are looking for, I think. A good beach, an assortment of lodging and restaurants. You can also visit nearby Carrillo which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. www.samarabeach.com

This might help you also - www.nicoyapeninsula.com

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2. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

if it's only for 4 nights, check out Hotel Conchal in Brasilito. Definitely one of the nicest hotels we've ever stayed at with a great restaurant (Papaya). You can walk into Brasilito, which is not much of a town, but has some decent restaurants (Pollo Tropical was a really good as well).

It's only 6 kms to Playa Flamingo, one of the whitest beaches we've encountered and you can walk to Playa Conchal.

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3. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

Perfect place for you! There is a small boutique hotel/condo complex with luxury 2-bedroom condos in Tamarindo. The max is 5 people. It's located just across the street from the beach. Cost only $100 per night, plus $25 per extra person, under 5 children stay for free. 200 yard walk to the center of town, yet plenty of privacy in a Spanish-style courtyard with wading pool.

Of course, Tamarindo is known for being a place you can walk anywhere. For a video and other info try: www.wowtamarindo.com

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4. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

We just did Tortuguero - Arenal - Manuel Antonio, and then 10 days in Samara so have been through this same decision-making process! Just sent you a PM - check your messages. We stayed at Hotel Fenix in Samara and LOVED it. Right on the beach, pool (small but good enough), 15 min stroll to town down the beach, lots of shady chairs and hammocks, it was perfect for us. (2 adults, 2 kids aged 6 & 10)

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5. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

Tamarindo has many options.

The other place is Playa Hermosa.

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6. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

My favorite beach on the area is Punta Guiones, Nosara, you will have a great time there, and if you like adventure activities, don´t miss Rincón de la Vieja Area, great adventure in one place, good for a one day tour from Guanacaste.

Arenal and Manuel Antonio, great choices. Have a nice vacation

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7. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

what is the name of this complex? sounds like it could work for my family.

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8. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

what is the name of this complex? sounds like it could work for my family.

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9. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

2 nights in Manuel antonio will be enough, yo could get to know other places for the the other two nights, like Monteverde or tha caribean side. While in Guanacaste it depends what kind of beaches do you like. My favorite is San Juanillo.

Here is a list of some beautiful beaches in Guanacaste:

Guiones

Samara

Playa Negra

Avellanas

Nacascolo

Many turists go to Tamarindo, wich is to crowded form me. Avoid Playas del Coco not impresive.

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10. Re: 4 nights -- suggestions?

Hello SunnyTravels, The name of the condo/hotel complex is the Mango Center. It was on-sale till a few days ago.

tripalertz.com/deals/detail/346-Mango-Center…

For now the best way to contact them is mangorentals@gmail.com. Tell them your sorry you missed their TripAlertz Special, and ask if they'd keep the same price.

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