Travel Planning- Accommodation

I am one of those people who is always planning the next vacation.
I enjoy planning and my trips come together relatively simply. The
hardest thing is always accommodation. Where are we going to sleep?

Since my income demands that I am a budget traveler, I automatically cross four and five-star hotels off my list if they exceed a certain price point per night. I also like being as familiar with the local way of life as possible and that is not always an option when staying at chain hotels. In Europe, we normally stay with friends. In America, we often stay with family. What should we do in Central America?

Costa Rica is known for friendliness and hospitality. I really want to experience that and I want Bean to experience it as well. She is such a friendly child, never meeting a stranger. I am looking forward to visiting a country where she can feel free being herself. However, because we still take naps, I don’t think that I will be looking at Couchsurfing or using Airbnb. The hosts might wonder why we are going in and out of the house so much.

This is always my conundrum, how much cultural interaction do I want? For this particular trip, I think that we will choose something like a guesthouse. I have seen a few that look interesting. They seem to be a budget hotel with a twist of home. The ones I have seen have a free breakfast and that is always a plus. Bean can meet as many people as she likes. We can come and go as we please without it seeming awkward. I can relax! This will be our first stay in a guesthouse and I am looking forward to it!

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