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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: May 25, 2019, 09:56:59 PM »
I stayed at Nayara as well, fully agree with the above, absolutely incredible experience.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: May 25, 2019, 11:35:26 PM »
Is it worth the extra few hundred a night to stay at Nayara Springs vs Nayara Casita Deluxe Room or not that much of a diff? I'm showing $388/night vs $620/night.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: May 25, 2019, 11:36:37 PM »
We stayed at the Tabacon (not so nice) and at the Nayara Springs (out of this world). For Kosher catered take-out, contact Fraida at +506-6051-8181. She is great and incredibly sweet.
Who is Fraida? In that area? I was planning on ordering delivery from San Jose but if there is someone reliable that is local it would be great to not pay a $200 delivery fee

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: May 25, 2019, 11:40:57 PM »
Is it worth the extra few hundred a night to stay at Nayara Springs vs Nayara Casita Deluxe Room or not that much of a diff? I'm showing $388/night vs $620/night.
Can't speak to the fact of what your willing to spend, but different animal.. No private pool, room is half the size.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: May 28, 2019, 01:47:25 AM »
Does anyone have any knowledge of hotels in Arenal? So far I have only seen mention of people staying at Nayara. Is that my best option?
I did the Royal Corin. Was decent.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: May 29, 2019, 09:11:03 AM »
Does anyone have any knowledge of hotels in Arenal? So far I have only seen mention of people staying at Nayara. Is that my best option?
We stayed at the Springs Resort and Spa and it was really, really nice.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: July 01, 2019, 04:14:57 PM »
What's with Zika these days?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: August 18, 2019, 01:19:33 PM »
Anyone stay at Marriott's Hotel Punta Islita - Autograph Collection?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: August 20, 2019, 09:25:57 PM »
Anyone stay at Marriott's Hotel Punta Islita - Autograph Collection?

Anyone?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: August 22, 2019, 09:44:27 PM »
Is it worth the extra few hundred a night to stay at Nayara Springs vs Nayara Casita Deluxe Room or not that much of a diff? I'm showing $388/night vs $620/night.
Update - stayed two nights at Nayara Springs and two nights at Andaz Papagayo. Both hotels were amazing.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: August 24, 2019, 11:28:50 PM »
Hey, was in Costa Rica in 2012 and thinking of going back for a quick 3/4night trip next week. Want to know the following:
1- last time I went toin Manuel Antonio, mote verde and arenail. Would prob do Arenal again but debating guanacaste instead of manual Antonio. How do they compare? Is there a lot to do in guanacaste?
2- would love to check out the easter part of the country. Anything going on in Limon? Any itinerary for that part of the Country?
3- I see everyone stays at andaz in guanacaste area, how does it stack up against the jw or planet Hollywood?
4- in Arenal I stayed at tobocoan and loved the hot springs but didnít care much for the hotel. Anyone stay at the royal coran? Are the springs as beautiful and vast as the tobocan?
5- anyone know what time the restaurant closes? I remember it being a royal pain getting there from airport, are there any good  delivery options ?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: August 25, 2019, 08:04:17 AM »
Hey, was in Costa Rica in 2012 and thinking of going back for a quick 3/4night trip next week. Want to know the following:
1- last time I went toin Manuel Antonio, mote verde and arenail. Would prob do Arenal again but debating guanacaste instead of manual Antonio. How do they compare? Is there a lot to do in guanacaste?
2- would love to check out the easter part of the country. Anything going on in Limon? Any itinerary for that part of the Country?
3- I see everyone stays at andaz in guanacaste area, how does it stack up against the jw or planet Hollywood?
4- in Arenal I stayed at tobocoan and loved the hot springs but didnít care much for the hotel. Anyone stay at the royal coran? Are the springs as beautiful and vast as the tobocan?
5- anyone know what time the restaurant closes? I remember it being a royal pain getting there from airport, are there any good  delivery options ?
I ordered food from SKCR and had an excellent experience. They timed the delivery exactly as I arrived at my hotel and were in communication via WhatsApp from beginning to end. I even purchased a toaster oven from them to heat the food, which they delivered and toiveled the tray before sending!

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #417 on: August 25, 2019, 10:33:51 AM »
2- would love to check out the easter part of the country. Anything going on in Limon? Any itinerary for that part of the Country?
The following, from the State Department website, led me to choose other parts of the country.

"Central neighborhood in Limon

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents."
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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: August 25, 2019, 11:56:54 AM »
The following, from the State Department website, led me to choose other parts of the country.

"Central neighborhood in Limon

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents."

Lol got it. What about the northeast or southwest (below Manuel ) anything of note there? Aside for in Manuel region, are there any other places (like gunancaste) that has night mangrove tours?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: August 26, 2019, 01:15:36 AM »
Has anyone been in Arenail or Guanacaste in September? What has been your experience with the weather?
Cahuita & Puerto Veijo in the Southeast are both supposed to be dry during September, has anyone been there?