Costa Rica - two weeks with golf

Old Nov 27th, 2011, 12:33 PM
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Costa Rica - two weeks with golf

My husband and I plan to spend the month of February in Costa Rica. The first two weeks we're planning on spanish immersion at CPI Heredia (he's fluent - I'm not). Then we want to spend 2 weeks vacationing (with car) -- sightseeing, beach, pool, sit with locals at cafes and chat -- and golf (willing to drive to golf). We probably want the Pacific side. Any suggestions of what towns/cities to look at? Any thoughts for condo/villa (with pool) rentals or neat hotels? Someone suggested Jaco -- any thoughts? Thanks.
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 02:21 PM
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Best Golf around

Reservaconchal.com

JW Marriott Guanacaste

Four Seasons very best only true 5 star in CR

Marriott Los Suenos older ok not as great as above.

Have fun,
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Jaco has some nice outlying areas I stay at

www.hotelvillacaletas.com a lot but the town itself

is pretty dodgy druggy fair amount of sex tourism.

Guanacaste lots better choice for upscale...
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Jaco has kind of a seedy reputation, so if you decide to stay there, make sure you do some thorough research.
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Thanks all. You pretty much confirm what everyone says about Jaco. Any suggestions for Guanacaste that are nice and not a fortune? We would be happy to rent a villa or condo as well. Main idea is nice, safe but not totally touristy -- especially since we speak the language. Your ideas appreciated.
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Okay, so based on all the comments, we've decided to stay instead in Guanacaste area -- any suggestions? Would love ocean view (even if on hillsides). Thanks.
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Agree with Qwo 100%.

Not a golfer myself but I know a guy here who lives and breathes it. His company is here - http://www.teetimescostarica.com/ he is good folk.
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