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Apr 21st, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Family of 4 need a deal in Costa Rica

Family of 4, two 16 year olds and parents are wanting to travel to Costa Rica in early June. We are on a strict budget but want something that feels special for our daughter and her friend. Any suggestions of hotel/condo/houses/dining options and activities? All help is greatly appreciated.
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Apr 21st, 2011, 04:56 PM
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We're going in mid-June and I can tell you that a lot of places are offering specials for that time period. But, you need to give a bit more information. What type of activities are you interested in - beach, volcano, rain forest, cloud forest??? How long do you want to stay? Do you want to stay in one location or travel around a bit?
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Apr 21st, 2011, 06:53 PM
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We want to stay for 5-7 days. We are interested in the beach and the rainforest. We want activities teenage (16) girls would enjoy, like maybe ziplining, beach, etc. Since everything would be new for all of us I think we would enjoy everything you listed. We are completely open. We would like it to be special but not cost prohibitive. We are open to staying in different places. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Apr 21st, 2011, 10:46 PM
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If you could do 7 days, then the most popular itinerary is Arenal and Manual Antonio and either split the time evenly or perhaps spend one extra day in Arenal. In Arenal, you could zipline, hike down to the waterfall, do the Hanging Bridges tour, and go to the hot springs. Take a look at Arenal Observatory Lodge, Silencio Del Campo, and Los Lagos for hotel choices. In Manual Antonio, you would have great beaches, surfing, and the rainforest. Look at La Posado Bungalows for a good budget option that's near the national park and public beach. Hope this helps. Of course, I haven't been to any of these places yet, but I looked at when researching our June trip.
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Apr 22nd, 2011, 05:51 AM
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gotmyfare.com great deals sales on Pathfinder from $500

spirit.com jetblue.com excellent deals on air

servicecarrental.com cheap hotels if you want to self-guide.

Have fun!
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Apr 22nd, 2011, 05:54 AM
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oops my bad gotmyfare.com just closed too bad.

try lovecostarica.com travelexperta.com for odysseytourscr.com

for quality providers at good prices.
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Apr 22nd, 2011, 05:58 PM
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try vrbo.com for a house/condo rental. We rented a wonderful 2 bedroom house in Manuel Antonio for a very reasonable price.
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Apr 23rd, 2011, 07:23 AM
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Have not stayed there yet, but check out Vista Del Cerro in La Fortuna. It gets excellent reviews for a budget hotel to see the volcano. I'm going to check it out myself in late July.
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