Post # 1
My FI and I are starting to plan a Costa Rican honeymoon in March ’10, but we only have 8 days for the trip due to other things going on. We’re looking for a tour company for planning our trip and wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions. We definitely want to do the beach, jungle, volcano thang, but know 8 days limits what we can fit in (especially due to travel time is included too. Anyone else visited Costa Rica in March? Any travel/honeymoon tips (saw the CDC post and will definitely be on our way to getting our vacines updated!)
PS – We also started a honeymoon registry through honeyfund.com too, to help pay for the expenses
Post # 3
LuetzieLady, I was looking into Costa Rica for a honeymoon, too. How about bedandbreakfast.com and choose San Jose as the cty destination? There’s a place I was looking at called CASA LIMA. It’s a B&B a few blocks from the American Consulate but close to excursions. They also offer 1/2 day to several days (you choose) excursion options depending on your time limit. Looked at the reviews and they seem to be good ones. I’d rather stay in a B&B coz I’m neurotic about cleanliness. In huge hotels, the service is impersonal and some may not be as clean. At least in the B&B, the owner owns the place & wants to take care of it. If you do choose that, please let me know how your experience was — or if you go to Costa Rica but choose a diff place, please let me know anyways. I would love to know what your think/your advice.
Also, want to know more about honeyfund.com. I was looking for something like that. My fiance was invited to a coed bridal shower and did not want to deal w/ opening pots & pans as gifts. We already have our place and have enough utensils and towels to use. We’re a more practical couple and would rather have some "sponsors" for our honeymoon.
Thanks, and good luck on the honeymoon!
Post # 4
Our honeymoon is in Costa Rica in May of 2010.
I am still researching a lot but I have gotten some great information off tripadvisor.com
It is great because there are actually pictures that other people have taken and their advice. I have used this for other trips and every time everything stands to be true. Look into resorts like Lost iguana resort they offer a lot of tours also arenal Volcano Inn.
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
Hi Luetie! Wow, u might really like the AI place we stayed. It is in a private rainforest near MA. The property is just beautiful with waterfalls, tropical flowers and hiking trails. You have a private villa to yourselves and your own chef. Since you have a short period of time to work with, it might work for you because they set it all up with exactly the activities you want. Plus people like the masseuse and photographer (included) come to the house. You save a lot of time not having to run around and finding stuff.
It was pretty awesome http://www.mytropicalhoneymoon.com
Ps the package was reasonable too. Congratulations!