I am planning on returning to Nic this winter. Somewhere between 12/15 and 3/1. I am male, 62, traveling solo. I am primarily traveling to relax, fish, mingle with locals and other travelers.
I would like to get recommendations for a place to stay on both LC and BC. Would like a place on the water or very close to it. Something close to restaurants and watering holes and where I can mingle with others. Someplace where me and my stuff is secure and ok to walk around at night alone ( to and from restaurants / bars ).
Another big consideration is my fishing. I will be using local guides but I also would like to stay at a place close to where I can fish from shore on days when I am not using a guide. Within walking distance hopefully.
Cost is not a big issue. I usually try to find something in the 30-35 max range but have stayed in places @14.00 or 60.00 and been very happy. I live on the hot humid coast of NC so I am used to heat and humidity and can live w/o a/c if there is a breeze and screens for the bugs. Don't know now how long I will be there on the islands but I am thinking 1-2 weeks depending on the fishing and how much fun I am having or bored I get. I didn't visit the CI last time because it seemed like a great place for a couple, not so much for a solo 62 yr old., but as I read more about the islands, the people, and the fishing I have decided to try it.
By the way, I would like a private room or cabin ( preferably ) with a private bath and hot water. I am more willing to share a bath and do without HW than share a room, but open to all suggestions.
One other question. I am planning a trip to fl mid Dec to see my Daughter and family and thought about continuing on to Nic. for Christmas / New Years. Question is how busy are the islands around Christmas / New Years? I was in Costa Rica a few years back at this time and it was crazy busy and more expensive.
Thanks in advance