(Closed) DW: Costa Rica vs. Virgin Islands??

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Bumping this because I want to know too! I would love to go to both. Hard to decide!

Post # 4
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


I’ve been to both, and while I liked the Virgin Islands (great snorkeling) I was completely blown away by Costa Rica.  It was so beautiful and there was so much to do (I went ziplining, horseback riding, hiking, mudbaths, etc.), and everyone was so friendly.   I stayed here: http://www.riu.com/en/Paises/costa-rica/guanacaste/hotel-riu-guanacaste/index.jsp’ defer=’defer

and absolutely loved the area.  It was completely safe and just so much fun. 


While I liked the Virgin Islands, they’re tiny and they get a lot of cruise ships. Which means there are just people everywhere. All the time.  Everywhere I went had that feeling of Times Square–congested with people & noise & people trying to get you to buy things.  I really enjoyed my time there, but my overall feeling when I think about my time there is “frantic.”  Too many people in too small of an area.

If given the choice between the two, I would do Costa Rica in a heartbeat.

Post # 6
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureMrsTurner:  If you have any questions abou RIU PM me. My best friend loves that chain of resorts–she’s been to about 5 of them & has had nothing but good things to say about them. It was my first time at an all-inclusive so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed myself.  I don’t know if it’s on the website, but the little beach by the hotel is really lovely (although the water isn’t that sparkling blue your Fiance wants).  There were monkeys in the trees & there were horses available for riding on the beach.  


Post # 7
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@FutureMrsTurner:  Hey, sorry to be random but I wanted to know if you decided on costa rica and if so…where?

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