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Valle Azul , Las Palmas rental

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Valle Azul , Las Palmas rental

My husband and I are considering renting a condo in Valle Azul for 4 months next winter. Is anyone familiar with this place? What is the beach like in this area? Is there snorkeling?Is it calm and good for swimming? What can we expect regarding cost of living such as for groceries?

We've never been to Costa Rica and hope to do some touring about and any info or advice would be welcomed.

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1. Re: Valle Azul , Las Palmas rental

I am pretty sure we looked at a condo there. The beach is a short walk (although when it's mid day the walk feels longer). Sometimes the water is really calm and at other times the waves can really pick up. The sand is like brown sugar and can also get quite hot....you will see people in bare feet running to the waters edge! Grocery stores are great.,,you have 4 to chose from plus an abundance of fruit stands which usually have field ripe pineapples, mangos, bananas....town is well equipped with good eats and fun atmosphere. We love it there so much we just bought our own condo. We take possession on Monday!

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Thanks for the reply. We have rented a condo for December but not in Valle Azul. We are still looking for something to rent for January, February and March. Not sure if it's wise to wait and look once we are in Costa Rica or try to nail something down before we arrive since it is busy season. Congrats on your condo purchase.

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There are a ton of places around the Las Palmas area...close to town and the beach. Anywhere up the hill is worth it to ask if a golf cart is included...unless you are renting a car...although the cabs are really quite inexpensive. Good luck to you!

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Thanks for the info. We only plan to rent a car on occasion. Asking about a golf cart is a good idea. We just hope that we can find a nice place at a good price prior to our arrival in December.

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