Want to stay on beach for 3-4 days to surf, snorkle and relax, then stay somewhere up in jungle for a few. Then end trip at a nicer hotel. Any recommendations. T
How many days total do you have? Which airport are you flying into?
8-10 days fly into liberia
Well, then, you can do three locations. The northern Pacific beaches are fine for surfing but snorkeling is not really possible. You can start with Playa Hermosa, Avenallas, or Tamarindo if you prefer developed areas (I don't).
You can continue to the Arenal, Monteverde or Rio Celeste area for rain/ cloud forest. I don't know what you mean by a "nicer" hotel. There are luxury options almost everywhere. Even the very basic, family run properties are very nice. Please elaborate.
Thanks for all the info already checking these places out. Never mind about third place to stay. We are just going to do more beach days in a simple place next to ocean. Again thanks
Just out of curiosity it sounds like you have been multiple times. Where would you go. We want simple on the beach nothing fancy where we can cook or just walk to small Ma and Pa places to eat. Again thanks for your help.
I am happy to help but, to be honest, I really don't go to CR for the beaches. I have been to several along the Pacific coast and I would say that the hotel you stay at makes a big difference in the experience. My personal preference would be to avoid the more developed beaches such as Tamarindo, Manual Antonio, and ESPECIALLY Jaco.
Hotel Calla Luna is wonderful.