Confirmed my vacation today....Yeah!! Heading to Barcelo mid Jan 2010. Had trip booked to Roatan first but after much debate and persistence, Costa Rica it is...
Have been scouring this forum for ideas and such and trying to get a feel for the location itself and proximity to areas of interest ext.
We are young 40 somethings and enjoy hanging out,snorkelling,swimming,me (shopping) lol and want to try some new adventures ie white water rafting,mudpools? turtle nesting,see a sloth(whatever that is ?) anteater, monkeys and so on.
We have been to Hawaii and enjoyed the volcano/crater,zip lined,lava pools(could do that again) saw a sea lion. Very cool. That being said are these worth repeating in Costa Rica?
We enjoy the cat snorkle adventures but wonder if the snorkelling in this region is worth it?
We dont however boogie board or long board or short board or any other kind of board...lol so surfing is out. Fun to watch tho.
Altho our resort is AI (price was right) we like local bars with live bands,that kind of thing.Any suggestions for that sort of experience?
Are there current recommended travel guide books for this area?
Will narrow down choices for excursions in the weeks to come, need travel estimates as well as pricing from that area. Dont want to overload hubby either so down time a necessity. Day one maby..
Finally thanks to all of you who keep answering these same questions over and over again. I mean that sincerely,