11-16-2012, 08:20 AM
Community Rank: Traveler
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New York
Concierge Level: 5
You are welcome! I love to talk about Costa Rica!
We have not been to the Caribbean side. DH's cousin's wife who is from there said the Pacific side was definitely where we wanted to be.
I think there are sections on the Caribbean side that aren't as safe or easy to get around as the Pacific side. I recommend doing some research on that. There are a lot of roads in that beautiful country that are downright frightening!!!
Trust me, if you rent a car make it a 4 wheel drive one. From what I experienced, the Pacific side was: safe, roads were good, BEAUTIFUL beaches, tons to do and experience, nice places to stay, and great places to eat. The hardest part for me was realizing that their hotels are not like ours. My children are still on the young side, so nice, modern hotels are what we prefer. So that is why the following summer we rented a house, which was beautiful, and toured from there.