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costa rica or hawaii?

Live in California and would like to plan 5 nights vacation, without our kids. Debating big island of Hawaii or Oahu, or Costa Rica. Worth the longer trip to Costa Rica for only 5 nights?
  • kbros
     asked this on August 13, 2012 at 07:04 PM
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Just noticed you said "without" kids. So even more so it's up to what you and your partner are looking to do in the time you are there.
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From personal experience, I think Costa Rica would be a better. The people are friendly, there is so much to do for children, and I think the culture is much more eye-opening and inspiring than that of Hawaii. From ziplining, volcanoes, beaches, surfing, scuba diving, rappelling, horse back riding, coffee plantations, rainforests, Costa Rica has a ton of things to keep you occupied.

I also know you can get cheaper flights to Costa Rica than to Hawaii, although I don't know where you are coming from. (I was flying from Detroit to San Jose).

However, you did say only 5 nights which I feel like once you get there you would regret only spending 5 nights there as I did regret only spending 9 nights there in 2011.

Depending on what you had planned on doing in Hawaii (whether you're just looking to lay on the beach for 6 days or if you're looking for more of an adventure and culture change), and how comfortable you are being in a different country would factor into your decision.
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