Family of 3 - perhaps 4 - first timers to Costa Rica with a couple of questions.
We've decided it's Costa Rica this year. 2 weeks.
Thinking about the end of October, beginning of November - good time to go? End of the rainy season correct?
We also decided that we'd do our "big tours" first, so we'd do perhaps 3 days - is that enough time to do all the most popular tours? - Volcano, cloud forest, etc.
Do all the hotels / places to stay in the interior offer the same basic tour packages? Other than what they have to offer, how does one choose the tour operator?
How does one choose "the" hotel to stay in while doing the tours? There are so many - obviously there are no all inclusives which is fine.... two adults at least one 13 year old.... decent, clean hotel with a pool, things to see and do during the day and perhaps in the evenings, food of course, beverages, a/c, maybe even two bedrooms - but we'd like somewhere that we can tell everyone that it was just the most awesome experience at this hotel... any suggestions?
Then to the coast for an all inclusive holiday for the rest of our vacation.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer any suggestions or even first hand experience.
Gailie in Calgary, Canada.