Wanna beach bum it up for a month in March!
December 26, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
Less touristy Central American beach spot to plunk down for a month in March? Thinking Quepos, Costa Rica, got anything better?
posted by yellowbinder to travel & transportation around Costa Rica (13 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a little over a month between contracts at work coming up and I want to take a budget trip South, probably Costa Rica or another Central American country as that's about as far as my flight budget will take me.
As I don't drive or want to spend too much, I'm planning to just plunk down in one place, rent a room in a hostel or get a small apartment and stay a month. I know some will scream at the idea of staying mostly in one place for a whole month but that actually is super appealing to me.
I want to spend around $2k Canadian total including flight from Toronto, lodging, and expenses. A little more is ok but if I can keep it under 2k my finally paid off credit card will be thrilled. I want beaches and jungle in walking distance. I like snorkelling so if there's a good spot reasonably nearby (Something I could walk to is good, operated driven tour is less good but still better than nothing). The less touristy the better, but I'm ok with some. I definitely don't want anywhere the massive Spring Break crowds will be hitting!
The best option in my mind right now is Quepos in Costa Rica, it has beaches and jungle and national park nearby, and seems to be big enough that I won't be entirely dependent on tourist traps and small enough to easily manage getting around, getting groceries etc. Looking at flights and hostels, that comes in at around 1.2k before living expenses, so budget seems doable. I am open to other ideas though! What should I know about Quepos, or what is your favourite place to drop out for a while?