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Want to go to the Guanacosta region in either end of April or beginning of June. If anyone has been there, please comment on their experience with weather, rain, and ability to do outdoor activities. Thinking about staying at the Riu or the Westin. Are there villages near these hotels that we can walk to and visit local lifestyle?

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1. Weather

The Guanacaste Province is the driest of all the provinces. There will be less rain in April - but even in June, it won't be a problem. Typically, it will be afternoon showers. But really, after hiking in the sun/heat for a couple of hours, a little shower might feel pretty good.

2. I highly recommend the Westin and highly recommend to avoid the RIU. I think the consensus of opinion here is that the Westin is the best AI in Costa Rica. Playa Conchal is one of the most beautiful beaches. Plus, from the Westin you do have easy access to some other little beach towns - Playas Brasilito, Flamingo and Potrero - all very close. By comparison, the RIU is very isolated.

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Nothing better than Westin...nothing...nice beach...great food...respect for our ecology...go for it!


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