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Condo Hotel for Family of 4 (Two boys ages 7 and 13)

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Condo Hotel for Family of 4 (Two boys ages 7 and 13)

We are considering our first trip to Costa Rica. We have traveled to many islands in the Caribbean and have been to Riviera Maya and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. We are looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom condo on a great beach that has access to hotel amenities (bar/restaraunt, water sports), and is also near to other restaraunts, supermarkets etc. Our budget is up to $2800 per week. Looking for something really nice. Time of year would be mid April.

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1. Re: Condo Hotel for Family of 4 (Two boys ages 7 and 13)

Check CALA LUNA at tamarindo beach...close to Langosta beach...great place...

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Check www.vrbo.com for house/condo/villa rentals.

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The condos at the Diria in Tamarindo, as well as the Sunrise would be suitable. Central, close to everything. In addition to VRBO check with the various property rental agencies in Tamarindo (RPM, Remax, Horizon Pacific, etc). Semana Santa is late this year, April13-20, and is a period of very high demand and correspondingly high prices, so availability may already be limited in this time frame.

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Thanks so much for the responses, very helpful!

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There are more than 100 beaches in Costa Rica so it will depend on what you are looking for in the surroundings. For instance, Tamarindo is very developed and somewhat expensive with more than 60 restaurants. There are other nearby beach towns, just as nice, but with less development. Lots to do in Tamarindo and good nightlife.

Samara is a very family-friendly town - nice beach, good assortment of restaurants and still somewhat "authentic."

The southern Caribbean coast has many nice beaches -- is more laidback with a Caribbean "vibe." www.puertoviejosatellite.com

This might help you decide: anywherecostarica.com/destinations/…beach

For condo or villa rental, you can check Trip Advisor Vacation Rentals, VRBO or Homeaway. For hotels.... there's too many to name anything particular until you pick an area that suits you.

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Hattie, thank you for the other town suggestions, very much appreciated. I also have had friends suggest that since this is our first trip that we should stay in the Marina Antonia Park/Jaco area as this area would be closer to some of the other major activities to do in Costa Rica. Lots to research!

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Waiting - it's "Manuel Antonio Park" -- and it's a nice area, but very built up and touristy - but with lots to do. I wouldn't worry too much about "major activities" - you will find lots of things to do and see no matter where you go.

For most people, they plan a beach location and a volcano/mountain location since it's tough to do both in the same place -- unless you fly into Liberia and stay at one of the northern Pacific beaches. Then you can do your volcano activities from those beaches.

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Hattie,

Thanks again for your information, very much appreciated.

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