four seasons and what other hotel?

Old Feb 11th, 2007, 01:14 PM
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four seasons and what other hotel?

I am beginning to plan a trip to costa rica for xmas week for 6-8 nights from nyc.

As this is for an important birthday, I would like to stay at the four seasons, but it appears to be 2 hrs each way from many activities so I am thinking about splitting the trip and spending a few nights elsewhere.

I would like to be within driving distance (2-3 hrs?) from 4S as I am not a good flier and would not be comfortable taking a puddle jumper.

thanks!
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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 04:22 PM
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Four seasons is really nice! We were there 2 years ago and loved it. The hotel has 2 great beaches and the rooms and service were really outstanding. We did a couple of excursions- our favorite was the zip line tour! Have a great time there! I hope to get back there one day soon!
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Old Feb 12th, 2007, 03:38 AM
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Check out Villas del Suenos in Playa Hermosa.
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Old Feb 12th, 2007, 04:44 AM
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thanks for the responses.

how far is playa hermosa?
what about staying in the arenal volcano area?

other suggestions?

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We are traveling next mo, 3 nites at Arenal Kioro, then on to Four seasons for 5 nites. We plan to do all our adventure outings in Arenal and then just relax at the four seasons. Maybe some boating and snorkling. Good luck!
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Old Feb 12th, 2007, 07:58 AM
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It sounds like 4S and volcano area would be a good split of adventure and relaxation, great!
Do you know the travel time between the two locations?
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Old Feb 12th, 2007, 08:15 AM
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go to La Fortuna and see the volcano:

http://costa.rica.typepad.com/la_for...ome/index.html
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I believe the travel time to be about 4 hrs. We arranged for a driver with a van, through our travel agent.
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The Tabacon Resort in Arenal area is very nice. Lots of activities + hot springs on site.
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My husband and I stayed at the Four Seasons for our honeymoon and it is beautiful! My husband had been to C.R. prior to our trip and he stayted in Tamarindo, which is about 2 hours from 4S and has plenty of nice hotels and more in the way of "outings." However, be sure to do the zip line canopy tour at the 4S - it's only 20 minutes from the hotel and it's a BLAST!
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Old Feb 14th, 2007, 10:58 AM
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I looked up Arenal Kioro and Tabacon and they both look nice. I will also look into Tamarindo, 2 hours from 4S sounds great too. thank you for the suggestions.
Unfortunately 4S is booked solid for xmas, but I am definately excited for this trip and will go instead in Jan or Feb- probably better anyway as it will be so crowded then.
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4 seasons - the BEST
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