Hi all. I went to CR about 2 1/2 years ago and loved it. You all were so helpful then, I'm hoping you'll help guide me again. If I can swing the budget, I'd like to go for another visit in Jan of 2013 for 8 or 9 days. There are some great airfares out there right now.
So, last time we went to Brasalito in Guanacaste, Arenal for several days (loved the hot springs at El Silencio del Campo), and a 2 day river raft on the Pacuare. We zip-lined, tried to surf, hiked all over, kayaked, snorkeled, ate and had a blast. Where to this time, I'm wondering... I would love to see Manual Antonio if I can afford it. Corcovado would be great, but it is probably over my budget on this trip. I also want some guaranteed sunshine on my winter break. My hubby would like the Caribbean, but I am afraid of rain in Jan or Feb. I'm thinking Nicoya Penninsula. Samara maybe? I loved our Hotel Conchal in Brasalito, I'd love to be back there again. Hmmm.....
Please give me some ideas or recommendations. We like small places not mega resorts. We love to kayak, walk an uncrowded beach, walk around town, meet the locals, maybe ride a horse, snorkel if it's worthwhile, and see the local sights.
And Luis, we hope to see you again. :O)
Thanks to you all!