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I am stressed out from work and just decided that a beach vacation is imminent! Now just have to decide whether the Caribbean or Costa Rica would be better. BTW: the only location south of Florida that I have been is Cancun.

The ideal vacation:

--Relaxing.
--Beautiful beaches (white sand and perhaps turquoise water)
--Interesting topography
--Intriguing culture
--If we get sick of the beach, it would be nice to have some historical sites or other activities
--Safe. I live in Manhattan and usually not more than 10 blocks from a hospital. Not that I would need one, it would just be nice to know that medical care is available ;-)
--Nice resort hotel for a decent price (perhaps less than $250 a night)

The dilemma:

--Costa Rica has volcanoes, jungles, monkeys, historic San Jose
--The Caribbean has that beautiful clear ocean water.

--Costa Rica, I believe, has storms everyday after noon.
--Caribbean could see a hurricane right here in the midst of hurricane season

Anyway, in case it helps.... I am a 33 year old male and would be going with my wife for about 5 days. Airline travel is not really an issue as we are flying on a buddy pass (well, other than availability).

Any thoughts from someone has been to both the Caribbean and Costa Rica would be greatly appreciated. Or if think there is another great destination within a 6 or so hour flight from NYC, I am all ears!

PS. Sorry for this double post. I posted in the Caribbean section as well as I am hoping to get unbiased responses ;-)

Thanks,
Bryan

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