Post # 1
My husband and I are planning a trip for next August/September, and we are considering either Costa Rica or somewhere in the Caribbean. I have visited the Bahamas, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman before, but my husband has never been south of Virginia. Lol
Some information on what we are looking for:
- We plan on staying around 4-6 nights
- We are hoping for an all inclusive resort
- We want a beach close by, but neither of us are the type to stay at the beach for hours
Costa Rica caught my eye, as there seems to be a lot of activites that we would enjoy. Specifically zip lining, a coffee tour, animal sanctuaries, etc. I assume there are tons of islands in the Caribean that offer similar things, so I am really not sure how to choose.
It concerns me that Costa Rica (Guanacaste area) has their rainy season when we are looking, but a lot of people say it isnt bad.
We would appreciate any input!
Post # 2
I’m not an expert but my concern would be possible hurricanes because that area is notorious for hurricane season during the late summer/early fall. Perhaps, double check weather history patterns first? :
Post # 3
We have stayed at the Westin Playa Conchal in Guanacaste twice. It’s all inclusive and we LOVE it there. We’ve been in June and in November, so not full rainy season, they say Guanacaste is the driest part of the country. I’d be happy to answer any questions!
Post # 4
We went to Costa Rica last July and it was rainy season- it rained A TON- not just spurts of heavy rain and then sunshine, but a constant light drizzle. Granted, we did not go to Guanacaste- we were in Monteverde, Arenal, and Puerto Viejo. The rain didn’t bother us, though- the rainforests were lush and beautiful and the temperature was comfortable! The only concern was some roads flooded/there were mudslides which can cause issues with travel. But I believe that Guanacaste is more dry than other areas, even during rainy season.
Costa Rica is out of the hurricane belt so no worries for that, unlike a lot of Carribean islands- although if you stick further south, like Aruba for example, I don’t think hurricanes are a problem.