Hi, I'm leaving 2/23 for a one week trip. I'll be traveling solo since its a last minute trip and a treat to myself before I start a new job. Friends and boyfriend are all working.
I like active and relaxing vacations. I was hoping to spend a week away with fun, sun, hiking, rafting and wildlife viewing. I like quality hotels, but do not need 5 stars and the top end. I like fine dining, but I eat pretty healthy and don't drink much - especially if I'm alone while traveling. I also enjoy getting into towns and having a variety of places to visit. I can hang on the beach for a few hours but not day after day.
I have initially booked a trip at the Riu, but I'm wondering if it is too isolated and now there have been some question about management and theft. Can somone suggest a different hotel and perhaps located where I can get around without having to pay for an expensive ($25+ one way) taxi ride? I'm starting to here the Tamarindo area is convenient.
Thanks for your help.