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Old 10-13-2021, 10:06 PM   #1
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Planning a trip next year and wandering which place has more to offer and what are the covid vaccine or testing requirements for travel. Any advise would be helpful. Thanks!
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:52 PM   #2
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Correction. Cabo not Cancun
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:56 PM   #3
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I don’t like Cabo. It’s like vacationing in Arizona but with a cold ocean and crappy beaches.

I’m about to book 5 days in Costa Rica for my wife’s 40th
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:57 PM   #4
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I donít like Cabo. Itís like vacationing in Arizona but with a cold ocean and crappy beaches.

Iím about to book 5 days in Costa Rica for my wifeís 40th
Are you renting a house or resort?
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:05 PM   #5
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Second CR

Check out Tulemar near Manuel Antonio
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:06 PM   #6
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Been all over Mexico. Cabo has a great night life, solid fishing, cruddy beaches. Been to Costa Rica once and will never go back to Mexico. We were in Tamarindo. Awesome food, great fishing (multiple bill fish on consecutive days), great people, beautiful beaches

Also spent time at the Arenal volcano. Rain forest instead of beaches. Also awesome. Don’t drive-they are bat sh-t crazy drivers.

We use a company called Costa Rica vacations. They do a great job setting things up for you

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Old 10-14-2021, 04:37 AM   #7
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Costa Rica wins without hesitation.
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Old 10-14-2021, 04:39 AM   #8
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Costa Rica hands down. Cabo beaches are ****ty


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Old 10-14-2021, 05:16 AM   #9
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well, we were thinking Costa Rica, or Belize. but sounds like Costa Rica is high on the list...
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:10 AM   #10
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We don’t have any desire to go back to Mexico. We’d go back to Costa Rica in a heartbeat. We rented ChuckFu’s place, and did everything on our own. Much prefer it rather than resorts or tourists traps. We drove all over, and I didn’t see any issues. Just a bit more aggressive.
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:23 AM   #11
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Are you renting a house or resort?
We are doing a resort this time, either Dreams La Mares or Secrets Papagayo
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:39 AM   #12
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Been to both and Belize too. My favorite by a long shot is Costa Rica.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:52 AM   #13
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Costa Rica, end of discussion.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:13 AM   #14
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Costa Rica! They have big fish!
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:33 AM   #15
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Been to Cabo, Cozumel, Cancun, Akumal, Tulum, etc. some of them multiple times. Cabo would be my least favorite destination in Mexico for reasons stated above and the fact itís the most expensive.

Costa Rica is my favorite. We stayed for 5days on our honeymoon in 2015. Flew into Liberia, had a rental car drove west over to Playa Flamingo (really quite area). Beach is about a mile long maybe had 50 people on it at the busiest time. Also drove down to Tamarindo and into the interior of CR. Love it there! Itís on the ďto doĒ list to go back
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:45 AM   #16
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Costa Rica hands down
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:48 AM   #17
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Costa Rica hands down. We've been to Cabo and it was ok, just no comparison to CR.
We rented Chuck Fu's place and it was awesome. Can't wait to go back.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:51 AM   #18
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Never been to Mexico but Costa Rica was incredible. Add another vote for CR
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:52 AM   #19
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spent 10 days in costa rica, drove all over. Never had an issue or problem. Pre covid though.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:58 AM   #20
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Costa Rica. Been 4 times and stayed in Los Suenos. I have not been since COVID so I can’t provide any insight there.
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:05 AM   #21
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Not to hijack, but are there resort areas of Costa Rica that aren't a long drive from the airport? 30 minutes or less? Every time we look at CR the places I find are an hour or so drive. Beach spots to be specific.
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:26 AM   #22
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been there done that and we continue to go back to Cabo. way more convenient than that long trip down to CR. I don't go for beaches but in my opinion the beaches aren't the reason you go to either CR or Cabo.
Cabo fishing is equally as great. if you surf i can understand CR.
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:18 PM   #23
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I don't like Cabo either..Cancun,but better than that is Akumal..Hour,and a half farther down.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:29 PM   #24
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like it will be CR. We went there for our honeymoon but, was considering Cabo.

Checking things out it looks like we just have to test coming and going and have to pay for an insurance policy to cover potential extra nights at the resort cost if we test positive before we come back.
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