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My husbands a diver I am not looking for a 4-5 star stay in costa rica for next may.Would like all inclusive but the condition of the resort is top most. Any suggestions?

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Westin Conchal...great location...great hotel...incredible nice beach..


Edited: 03 July 2014, 19:51
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First of all, diving is not really that great in Costa Rica. So plan on taking some offshore trips to places where there are rocks or old reefs and the boat captains know that there will be something going on there. Don't plan on seeing big beautiful coral reefs with lots of colorful fish. Fish - including sharks - rays, turtles, etc.

And yes, if you are insistent on an all-inclusive resort, the Westin Playa Conchal is considered by most people to be the best AI in Costa Rica. There are several diving options from nearby Playas del Coco and I'm sure you can arrange something through the Westin.

Plan on flying into Liberia LIR since flying into SJO San Jose will put you five hours from most AI's.

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Why Costa Rica? Diving on the Pacific coast is not comparable to the great reef that runs from Cozumel to the southern tip of Belize. No all-inclusive resorts on the Caribbean coast. The best diving is reportedly at Cocos Island which is 300 miles off the coast.

Your best bet for diving within range of a 4-5 star AI are the Catalina and Bat Islands off the NW Pacific coast. The best AI in this area on a nearly white sand beach is the Westin Playa Conchal. Hilton papagayo would be my 2nd choice but its not on as nice a beach. There is a Dreams Resort under construction further north along the coast which reportedly will open in Nov 2014. See anywherecostarica.com/hotels/all-inclusive for more info.

Edited: 03 July 2014, 19:57
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