Bahamas or Costa Rica..HELP
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jan 24, 2013 12:38 PM Last Post By: dontcallmecass
Jan 21, 2013 9:13 AM
This is my first post so hello to all.I want to take my rather on a surprise holiday in either jan/feb 2014.I can't decide on the bahamas or Costa Rica .I want nice beaches, hot weather to sunbath and the sea/swimming pool be warm enough to swim in.we will have a car and also like to explore both alone and take some guided tours.We want relaxation,sun,beach and a nice time.
I haven't decided if we will travel from Greece or the uk yet,both places are an option depending on price.
Any ideas guys as to whats best as never been to either place.usually do Thailand,Maldives or USA
Thanks in advance
Jan 21, 2013 1:37 PM
Jan 22, 2013 6:35 PM
2These are two TOTALLY different types of destinations. Best beaches are definitely in Bahamas but it can sometimes be a little cool to swim that time of year (at least for me), though coming from Europe you may think it is OK even in winter (water temp will probably be about 25 C -- I don't really like to get in the water if it is less than about 27 C).
Costa Rica has some decent beaches but not nearly as good as Bahamas, but it is a top notch place to see wild life, visit volcanoes and rainforests and that sort of thing. It is farther south and it will definitely be warm enough for comfortable swimming that time of year. Costa Rica is lush, wild, mountainous and very green. Bahamas are flat and scrubby and, other than the beaches and ocean, aren't particularly scenic. Costa Rica is a much bigger place and can take several hours to traverse from one side of the country to another. None of the Bahama islands are anywhere near as large and may take 30 minutes to an hour to traverse even the larger islands.
Jan 24, 2013 12:38 PM
3A couple things;
1. The Bahamas are going to be way too cold for swimming in January. They actually aren’t in the Caribbean and Jan/Feb is not really “beach weather” for the Bahamas
2. Costa Rica would be a great destination but you won’t find white sand/turquoise beaches.
Are you dead set on these two destinations? There are plenty of islands in the Caribbean that may suit you better…
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