I would like to visit Costa Rica with my husband and friends. I know Marriott has a resort there and I'm wondering what would be the best time of the year to go. Also, I have heard the roads aren't very good and the resort is on the opposite side of the country from San Jose. Did anyone find it difficult getting to the hotel or have suggestions on the best way to get there
Hi, Costa Rica is a definite must do for your family. There are two seasons in CR, dry (Nov. -March) and rainy (April-Oct) seasons. Along the coast it is usually very sunny with some rain during the night during rainy season. Los Suenos Marriott is wonderful but the beach area is not so nice. The pool area is wonderful and very pretty. Try to go to the Manuel Antonio National Park (Hotel will provide a shuttle service) about 1.5 hours drive away. White sand beaches and lots of monkeys and coatimundis all around with iguanas, too. Check into taking a day trip to Tortuga Island from Puntarenas area. Very beautiful with lunch included and extra snorkeling, windsurfing, etc. Check out www.arenal.net and http://www.amatierra.com/ as well as http://www.costaricaexpeditions.com/ for information. You will enjoy all the beauty of CR. I have been during both seasons and really Sept. and Oct. are fantastic as well as Jan.