So we have been wanting to go to Costa Rica for a vacation and we bagan planning a good 9 months in advance , well, because that is how I roll. Plus I am cheap and like to know what everything costs and get the best deal. First and foremost: I signed up for hotels.com and we also have a southwest credit card. I paid for everything on the CC then repaid wth the money I had saved through the year. This way I had the money. I was't accruing debt and when I paid the CC bill I also was able to get points for future flights. I love this! But please....dont make debt for a vacation. Save ahead. Plan ahead
We are traveling as a family of 3 and my sister decide to go too...so if you want to go by our budget this would work well for 2 couples sharing a room or if it was just a family of 3 it may be a bit cheaper. I'll tell you as a couple you could do this for less....but I will break it down for you,
This budget is for 9 days, hotels and tickets but no food or incrementals . Ill try to include that after the vacation for those planning ahead. Once I know exactly how much everything costs.
It also includes the exit tax which I heard was needed to leave. :)
(except after the election, we may not want to come back!)
We had looked at VRBO and other places. There are so many amazing places to go and stay, but we decided for our first venture we would use Hotels.com.
I was able to use my sign in acct and on Fridays they often had 50% off so many nice hotels are cheap. I will update and review the hotels once we travel.
So here is the breakdown of the costs. We flew SW.
Ill keep you posted on more as I figure it out .
write ya later