Caribbean Coast

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  • Sip a MARGARITA and relax in a HAMMOCK in PUERTO VIEJO, CR

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very relaxing
    Cons: no one is in a hurry here. Be prepared to wait a long time in a restaurant.

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsPuerto Viejo is a little town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. This laid back area of the beach is a popular place for all types of travelers. There you will find surfer dudes, ... read more

  • St Maarten

    Jan 14, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Can be a lovely romantic retreat
    Cons: Could use more activities at the hotel if people don't rent cars to do

    Summary: I stayed at Le Domaine De Lonvilliers which is a lovely hotel but this trip was one of my more pricier carribean trips. The pros about staying on the French side of the island which is where my hotel was located was that it was so quiet. So if you wanted ... read more

  • Costa Rica - maybe it was overly hyped?

    Dec 31, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Seeing sea turtles give birth and unusual settings
    Cons: Was disappointed in the animals we saw; car travel is slow as roads are bad.

    Summary: We went to several areas with great optimism as others raved about Costa Rica, but I was disappointed - in a way comparing it to other places and feeling things weren't presented or available the way I'd hoped. Firstly, the roads are terrible so even if ... read more

  • Costa Rica - Caribbean Coast

    Dec 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: spectacular and exotic wildlife, relaxed atmosphere
    Cons: hot & humid, possibility of storms, difficult access

    Summary: Costa Rica is a country of spectacular natural beauty having an array of attractions including exotic beaches and coral, volcanoes, mountains, tropical rainforests, scarlet sunsets and a very diverse range of wildlife covering everything from the mighty ... read more

  • Rio Parismina Lodge An Amazing Find

    Apr 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This one has it all
    Cons: You kidding me?

    Summary: Tucked into the lush jungle along Costa Rica's gorgeous Caribbean coast, Rio Parismina Lodge is a jem that every angler, flyfisher, jungle lover, and eco-tourist must visit. For anglers and flyfishers, the mighty tarpon is king at Rio ... read more

  • Puerto Viejo

    Jan 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful, laid back, very tropical
    Cons: can be dangerous

    Summary: I traveled through Costa Rica for 4 weeks the summer of 1998. I stayed in Puerto Viejo for three days but wished I had stayed longer. Being an American it is really hard to describe the laid back feel of this town, comparing it to a carribean island ... read more

  • Pura Vida in Puerto Viejo

    Aug 26, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great beaches, surfing, reggae music, food and people with less tourists
    Cons: Hard to get to, weather is typically more overcast

    Summary: The Caribbean coast is off the beaten track for many visitors to Costa Rica, but rewards those with enough time and curiousity to make the trek. I went to Cahuita/Puerto Veijo at the end of a 2 1/2 week trip to Costa Rica in July of 1997 and found it to ... read more

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  • off the beaten path caribbean

    Dec 30, 2006 by
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    Pros: unspoiled and low key
    Cons: long travel time to get there

    Summary: for a true taste of the real caribbean, you need to go to an island without tourists. yes, there are still "undiscovered" places. we have found our haven on the island of st. vincent. it takes forever to get there and you're probably going to have to ... read more

  • Belize City, Belize

    Feb 5, 2006 by
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    Pros: Weather, palm trees, people, Mayan ruins, islands, sun, shopping.
    Cons: Sailing vessel maintenance is poor; be prepared; don't count on your guide/captain too much.

    Summary: My wife and I went to Belize City for our 25th anniversary. We wanted to go to the Caribbean, and had been to CR, USVI and the Bahamas before. We planned this trip for just after carnival (Feb -16), when things would be a little more laid back, but we ... read more

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