Favorite place to stay in CR?

Old Apr 27th, 2004, 05:16 AM
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Favorite place to stay in CR?

What is everyone's favorite place to stay in Costa Rica and why? My husband and I are planning a romantic vacation for next year, and we've just added Costa Rica to our list of possiblities (along with Kauai, Fiji and the Cook Islands). I just came from the Hawaii and SP boards. Tough decision. We're looking for a small, intimate place with great beaches (not overly crowded with young families), lush landscape and friendly people. Safety is important. Any suggestions?
Old Apr 27th, 2004, 05:28 AM
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I loved Florblanca in Malpais/Santa Teresa in Costa Rica (www.florblanca.com). Very romantic, relaxing and intimate with wonderful beach (albeit non-swimmable), lush and friendly. I liked it much much more than Kauai which was definitely crowded by Costa Rican standards.

Safety is not an issue there.
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Old Apr 27th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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We spent two months traveling in CR. My two favorite places
1. Dolphin Quest(by gulfito) you must reach by boat..stay in small bugalow/tree houses, fresh fish night...great swimming (yes with dolphins),natural,very simple. VERY private
2. Luxury spot: nice pool, food
"sin como no" in Manual antoni area very private but more expensive
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Old Apr 27th, 2004, 09:55 AM
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In Manuel Antonio, you may want to check out Makanda which sounds like it would suit you better than Si Como No.

Also check out Punta Islita.

I think you will probably find Costa Rica a better value for your money than Hawaii or Fiji or the Cooks.
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We planned our trip to Costa Rica around smaller accommodations with personal service and they were:

Makanda by the Sea, Manuel Antonio
Bosque del Cabo, Osa Peninsula
FlorBlanca, MalPais

You would surely love any of these hotels.

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I second the Bosque del Cabo recommendation on the Osa. While expensive, it's beautiful, relaxing, great food, with tons to do.
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