Home base in Costa Rica?

Old Mar 15th, 2010, 08:18 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Home base in Costa Rica?

My family is planning a one-week trip to Costa Rica in June or July, and we'd like to rent a house on a beach and use it as a base for various day trips. My initial choice was Flamingo, but I'm wondering if it's too far from other areas we'd like to visit like Manual Antonio and Arenal. Are the drive times too long to stay in Flamingo? Should we choose a more central location, and if so, where would you suggest? Our only "requirement" is that we want to stay within walking distance of a nice beach. Thanks!
Lar1989 is offline  
Old Mar 16th, 2010, 01:08 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 12,269
You would do better to divide your time between

Arenal 3-4 hours away from Flamingo

and Flamingo or other Nicoya beach of your choice.

www.mapcr.com have a look at a map distances

are too far to do what you propose.
qwovadis is offline  
Old Mar 16th, 2010, 01:41 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 24,146
You might consider staying in Manuel Antonio at Tulemar Bungalows or Buena Vista Villas and then spending a few days in Arenal - day trips aren't practical.
volcanogirl is offline  
Old Mar 16th, 2010, 04:40 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks for the replies--it looks like we might extend our visit by a day or two and stay in two different places. I can't say I'm disappointed to have to stay longer, ha ha!
Lar1989 is offline  
Old Mar 16th, 2010, 05:48 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 24,146
Yes, it's a good problem to have!
volcanogirl is offline  
Old Mar 18th, 2010, 11:48 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13
Hi - Several groups have used Villa Cabomar in Puntarenas as a base for day trips to Costa Rica destinations including Monte Verde, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Arenal, etc. The villa has three air conditioned bedrooms, a patio with spa and the rate includes full breakfast 6 days a week and housekeeping. You have access to the kitchen for other meals. It's a 2 minute walk to the beach. The rate is $198 a night and there's a discount of 10% if you book more than 7 nights. Check out http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171138
Tingo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
VJphoto
Mexico & Central America
5
Jan 12th, 2016 10:55 AM
whitecloudorillia
Mexico & Central America
7
Jan 10th, 2015 03:34 AM
lynnalan
Mexico & Central America
13
Sep 25th, 2011 06:29 AM
marvdds
Mexico & Central America
7
Aug 5th, 2010 06:33 AM
Poogie
Mexico & Central America
13
Mar 2nd, 2004 08:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO