Hi, I'm new to the forum and have done a lot of searching past topics to help make the call between a weeklong stay at one of the following resorts: El Careyes, El Tamarindo, or Las Alamandas. My partner and I are traveling for my 40th birthday in late September, and I want this to be a very special trip. We love the outdoors (especially swimming/snorkeling in the ocean and hiking) but we also enjoy a spot of luxury with good pool(s), nice food, and a luxurious room to come back to every night. Any suggestions from the group on which of the three will fit my need the best? Or, a combination of two or more places?