Where to stay in Guanacaste


Nov 15th, 2011, 12:31 PM
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Where to stay in Guanacaste

We're looking for a great beach town in the Guanacaste region where you don't need a car... any recommendation of towns to stay in or hotels (under $150 a night) that are walking distance to the beach? We are also looking to do some beginner surfing
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Nov 15th, 2011, 05:21 PM
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I would suggest checking out the Flamingo Beach Resort, it has a great beach & is within walking distance to restaurants.
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Nov 16th, 2011, 04:17 AM
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Mal Pais very best surf not really beginners but or there

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Nov 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
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Tamarindo fits your criteria altho it is no longer a place I would choose to spend time because of over-development, sanitation issues, etc. Santa Teresa/Mal Pais is my favorite....not sure the surfing is for beginners. You may want to investigate Playa Grande which is across the estuary from Tamarindo. Beautiful surfing beach, some great boutique hotels and altho quite spreadout there are some very good restaurants within 'reasonable/do-able' walking distance. If you must visit Tamarindo, you can take a launch from Playa Grande across the estuary during daylight hours.
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Nov 18th, 2011, 08:08 AM
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You might also want to take a look at Playa Samara. Villas Kalimba is a great place to stay. We were there several years ago and learned to surf there. beginner waves and I believe there are a few surfing schools there at this point. Great little town and no car needed.
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Nov 18th, 2011, 09:38 AM
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Playa Flamingo is another decent place, and there is a surf school there, Point Break Surf, that will pick you up from your hotel.
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