Beach accomodations in Costa Rica

Old Mar 27th, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Beach accomodations in Costa Rica

I've been researchign Costa Rica for about three weeks and have been having a hard time finding information about accomodations right on the beach. We are thinking about spending our honeymoon there and I would like to stay at a place where I can walk out my door and have the beach right there. Are there any places like that most that I have read about seem to have a short walk to the actual beach. We would also like to have other activites within a short distance and we want to stay in the same place for our entire trip. At the very least we would like to stay within a close walk to the beach. Please help!!!!!!!!
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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I suggest you look at FlorBlanca on the Nicoya Peninsula in Santa Theresa. Ask for the unit closest to the beach--you'll love it!
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Dear sautterm,
Tell us a little but more about your budget, and we may be able to help you more. Flor Blanca is a quite expensive, perhaps you were looking for something a little more affordable. Hotel Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo maybe a good choice, it's located pretty much on the beach.
Manuel Anotnio is a good place to spend a long time in, because it offers a lot of nearby activities, and restaurants etc. However, the best hotels are up on the hill. Some hotels have access to their own private beach, but it usually requires a 15 minute walk (otherwise you drive or take a very short taxi ride).
Feel free to write me directly for any more information or with any more questions.
Pura vida,
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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El Sano Banano in Montezuma has beach bungalows that are just a few steps to the beach. They are pretty reasonably priced. Here is there web site:
http://www.elbanano.com
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What about the Fiesta Resort & Casino. It's on the beach. It's 5 minutes away from Puntarenas.
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 05:54 PM
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You might also check with Flamingo Beach Resort in Playa Flamingo. The pool is within steps of one of the whiter beaches in Costa Rica. I don't know when your dates are or, like Neta, what your budget is, but this hotel is quite nice and they are offering $69 per room through the end of June. It is a good value for both the location and the property.
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Old Mar 28th, 2004, 07:06 PM
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I echo El Sano Banano - it's great little place and the nice thing about Montezuma is that I found the best food of the places I visited in this town. We just returned from there - planning to stay 2 days and it led to 8.
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Old Mar 30th, 2004, 05:42 AM
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Thanks for the replies. How are the mentioned places for surfing, I thought I would give it a try while I am down there. Also, my fiance was looking at a place called corcovado lodge or casa corcovado or somethinglike that but I thought I read that you can't drive directly to that place, that you kind of have to hike in and leaving to go to a town or anything else is about 45 minutes away. Is that correct?
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Yes, anything in the Corcovado area will be quite isolated, no town and no nightlife except what the guest can come up with at the various hotels/camps. And no surf either. However, it's a great place for hiking and wildlife viewing.
If you want any kind of nightlife and surf, Tamarindo area is a good choice. Capitan Suizo is a nice place on the beach. You might also look at Sueno Del Mar B&B. A smaller, romantic place just out of town and on the beach.
Of course Flor Blanca is beautiful but also pricey and not within walking distance of other places to eat. But if a small town is what your looking for, Tropico Latino in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa has a couple of new cabinas ON the beach. There is a park nearby to explore, horseback riding and diving/snorkling trips too. But for nightlife, again, it will be limited to bars and the Mal Pais Surf camp which has a pool table, board games, darts and surf videos in a lively bar.
Montezuma is a little hippee arts/crafts town, fun for younger ages and has a nice waterfall in the area, but no surf. Many beach areas in Costa Rica are protected and therefore no one can build closer than 200 meters from the beach, such as Nosara and some areas around Tamarindo.
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If you are looking for something really secluded, 50 meters from a mile long black sand beach. Acessable only by boat and surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park, check out Caña Blanca. 3 bungalows, great food, great wildlife and a great beach and a great honeymoon spot.
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Casa Corcovado is a highly recommended place by a lot of people who have stayed there. You can only get to it by boat as it is around on the Pacific not in Drake Bay. Most people either fly into Drake Bay and take a boat there or fly into Palmar Sur/Norte and take the Sierpe boat down through the bay and around to CC. It is not exactly right on the beach but in that area you are a little better off if you are up a little ways to catch the breezes.
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