Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Costa Rica Beach Resorts For Your Next Vacation

By Jennifer Fisher

Lots of people take what is known as a staycation, where you take time off work and do not travel to go anywhere. While those can be fun, traveling out of the country is even better. Costa Rica beach resorts are a great destination due to the sun, surf and hospitality. There is something for everyone too, no matter how big your family is.

Costa Rica has a lot to offer people. It is located in Central America and has a very temperate climate, especially in the winter months, when the low temperature is still in the high 60s. Most months, the high is somewhere in the 80s, which makes this a fantastic destination anytime of year for people wanting to get away from it all.

There are many resorts and hotels in Costa Rica with all the amenities you could ask for. Though the complete list of amenities will vary from place to place, many have a few of the same stock ones. For example, no resort would be complete without a pool, even if the beach is just a few feet away. In fact, some places have public pools for everyone to enjoy, plus plunge pools, which are smaller pools meant for cooling off, that are private.

Bars where you can drink alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks alike are also widely available in most resorts. Some are located indoors, while others are outdoors. Some have bars poolside and even near the ocean, or at least provide wait staff to bring drinks to you while lounging.

When you are hungry, you will likely have multiple choices regarding where to eat. Many are located on the property and are owned by the resort or hotel. Some may serve food on a buffet so you can eat all you can, while others have traditional sit down service instead.

With the beach likely just steps or a short drive away, it is no wonder why so many activities at these properties center on the water. You may be able to get towel and chair service so you can lounge in peace and soak up the sun. You may also be able to rent a private cabana so you can do all those things in private. Food and beverage service is usually provided as well to give you a further pampering experience.

If you get tired of the beach or just want to try something new, there are plenty of excursions you can take into town to whet your appetite for adventure. Try a sightseeing tour to get a sense of the culture and history, or maybe a culinary tour to eat lots of local foods. You can also see the population of howler monkeys, which is a hit with kids. Even the exotic bird population is a huge attraction.

When you return from your beach day or excursions, you can look forward to a clean room. Most properties offer single rooms with a patio or balcony. Some give you the option of renting a villa which can sleep an entire family and may include a kitchen and other amenities that most regular hotel rooms would not.

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