I'm looking at a trip with my wife and daughter in september 2012 to costa rica. My wife and daughter are not into hiking etc where as I am. Hence I have abit of a strange wishlist.
I am looking for a reasonably comfortable hotel, on a beach but with a rainforest/jungle/mountain backdrop. An abundance of wildlife a nearby town or village with afew bars/restaurants and a sea that doesn't have sharks or similar (want to do a bit of snorkelling).
The blurb on the surrounding area at http://www.casa-marbella.net/ sounds ideal. Although this hotel is highly rated by tripadvisor I haven't seen many people mention the howler monkeys, geckos etc that are allegedly rife in the area.
Does anybody have any idea of a location that would be close to my ideal and close to good walking routes(preferably with a local guide not a company).
I know it's the "green season" and don't mind getting wet
Many Thanks for any help/ advice you can give