Hi. We are a social couple in our early 50's and are making our way to CR for the first time. Tamarindo seems like the place for my husband as it isnt too off the beaten path as he has never travelled outside of Vancouver before and doesnt want to spend a lot of time moving around (think basecamp). We thought of the Capitan Suizo Ocean Breeze room as it seems a little out of town but close enough to town he won't feel to 'in the woods'. Its pretty expensive, I would have preferred a kitchen, but a small fridge will do. I think it is the grounds/pool/bar that sold him. We would be staying for 10-12 days after 5 or so days SJ - Arenal/La Fortuna.
My question: flights for March 2015 won't be released for a while and I am wondering if we will be out of luck if we wait to book until August 2014 when the seat sales come in?
I really love the idea of Samara beach but can't seem to find a place within his comfort level. Know of any?
One of our issues is that he does enjoy a smoke when having a cocktail and most of the properties that we have looked at (within his comfort level) are no smoking. Never, ever, ever does he smoke inside but always on the deck.
Any suggestions would be greatfully appreciated!!!