July Adventure


Apr 18th, 2016, 02:56 PM
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July Adventure


My boyfriend and I are currently looking to plan a trip for the week of the 4th of July. We would like to do something that conisists of forest hikes, waterfalls, animals, sightseeing, for part of our trip and a possible island excursion or just really nice beach with snorkeling and maybe kayaking for the other part. We are currently looking at three options - Nicaragua and the Corn Islands, Honduras and Roatan, and Puerto Rico and Vieques/Culebra. We arent in need of anything resort like and prefer to avoid mass crowds. Does anyone have any suggestions whether they be one of these three or not or just any kind of input on this. We have never traveled Central America/Caribbean before and are open to any and all input. Thanks greatly in advance!
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Apr 27th, 2016, 05:48 PM
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Omega Lodge is an awesome place outside of La Ceiba, Honduras - great for waterfall hikes, kayaking, white water rafting, and horse trips. It combines well with Roatán. Happy trails!
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Apr 28th, 2016, 06:17 PM
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Consider Costa Rica, it has a lot of wildlife. Look at Osa Peninsula Puerto Jimenez or Drake Bay. They are close to Corcovado National Park and Piedras Blancas National Park (Puerto Jimenez) for wildlife. Osa Peninsula near Puerto Jimenez offers dolphin watching, ocean kayaking, mangrove kayaking, great beaches, surfing, plane boarding and snorkeling. There's waterfalls, but since its the green season, although in any part of Central America the falls may be muddy depending on rainfall. No whales in July in the Osa region however we saw a humpback whale and calf while on a snorkeling trip in Flamingo Bay (Guantecaste region which is dryer) and a sea turtle while SUP (Stand up Paddle Board). Recommend staying at Casaugua Horses, Painted Pony Horse Ranch near Flamingo Bay (avoid Tamarindo its touristy). Kay and Esteban have beautiful horses and will take you to small local villages and beach riding, to see the real Costa Rica with many howler monkeys along the way. They can arrange snorkeling, surfing, SUP, but you'll want to keep riding. For wildlife in a cooler cloud forest, Monteverde is excellent. We saw a sloth, monkeys, ant eater and a lot more. Monteverde Lodge is walking distance from Santa Elena where you can eat in a tree-restaurant! Don't miss the orchid garden. The Ticos (Costa Ricans) are wonderful, the country feels safe, food is excellent.
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