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Advice where to stay in Guanacaste.

by tymbusku »

good morning:

I am planning a "get out of Dodge trip" for mid-May and would appreciate input. 

Flying from CT and considering Costa Rica.  I have been there to Fortuna, Mauel Antonio and San Jose but this trip is to recharge.

i would fly into Liberia and find transportantion to Guanacaste.

I'd like to be on the water and within walking distance of a town so i could wander around, including for dinner or a drink at night.

I was thinking of using Express Deals on Priceline but it is a "crap shoot" becuase the bidding area is "Guanacaste" and thus uncertain that i'll get on beach and near a town.  Maybe if i go 4*, i will.

Not looking for all inclusive.  Any thoughts on (i) Express Deals; or (ii) which specific area i should look in and where to stay. Playa Del Coco, Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande and Tamarindo?

any other input would be great.

P. s.  my other alternative is to go to Domincan Republic where it would have to be an all inclusive.  Any thoughts on a specific place or 2 to stay?



RE: Advice where to stay in Guanacaste.

by j_perez_langosta »


From the four options that you have proposed I would say Tamarindo is the best suit.  Grande, Coco and Flamingo are not a good choice.   In Tamarindo you can walk anywhere, have great restaurants, nightlife all you need to have some great holidays.  There are hardly any All Inclusives in Tamarindo

If you want to read more on Tamarindo I suggest the following resource: