Costa Rica beach suggestion
July 1, 2006 5:56 PM   Subscribe

Beach resort in Costa Rica?

Anyone have any suggestions? Mainly looking for a beach, where we can swim, snorkle, have beers and lunch brought to us, with a little bit of nightlife and a daytrip or two. Not a hiker or a biker on vacation, just love pretty beaches to slack on, cool bars, and a decent restaurant or two. Trying again - since I just got back from the best vacation of my life from a MeFi suggestion.
posted by mad_little_monkey to Travel & Transportation around Costa Rica (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Playa Tamarindo. I had one of my best vacations there about 5 years ago.
posted by special-k at 6:22 PM on July 1, 2006

special-k's suggestion isn't a bad one. however, do note that CR has changed a LOT in the last 5 years and many places that used to be pretty chill have been overrun/polluted by tourism (dominical, for example). i heard mixed things about tamarindo (but didn't personally go to it, in large part because of what we heard, so i can't say personally) while traveling through the country this past march.

if you decide to bit of traveling within the country want a unique place to stay for a night or two while there, I emphatically recommendthis place. Note that it doesn't meet the criteria you set out, but was so cool I can't help but mention it.

posted by rbs at 6:56 PM on July 1, 2006

NOT Playa Tamarindo! Too tourist by far when we were there last summer. Brasilito is small and pretty unspoiled, with snorkeling nearby, has couple of nice cafes.
posted by anadem at 8:40 PM on July 1, 2006

I'm guessing this is too late, but I would highly recommend Samarra. Feel free to email me for details.
posted by jaronson at 1:15 PM on September 25, 2006

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