Hello everyone, we are looking for some help to plan a trip in June 2016. We are x2 couples in the 48-51 age group.
We are looking to book 14 nights, and are discussing the pros & cons of doing beach based area, possibly all inclusive? versus a bed and breakfast base ? with day trips out, or reluctantly a twin centre?. with day trips. My sister is reluctant and nervous to travel to independently, so no busing across country !! and also she doesn't want to pack\unpack. We are on a budget and have to spend our pennies wisely ( don't we all !!)
We love a beautiful blue ocean, with clear water and white sand with good swimming and snorkelling, but we also would like to visit the Arenal Volcano, a rainforest for the animals and reptiles (I keep reptiles myself), and we'd like to do a few activities like the cable car, or zip wire, tubing, and the hot springs and mud baths.
Where is the best place to base ourselves, if not all- inclusive, somewhere where there is a supply of reasonable restaurants We have looked at the Guancaste area and also MA, but are open to any suggestions. All advice is welcome