Alternatives to Costa Rica for New Year's
Leaving on December 29th, we'll be flying standby so I'm looking for options that won't be as crowded. So far it looks like Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, or Chile could work.
My girlfriend will be staying through Jan 3rd and only wants to paddle for a day or two, so non-river activities play a part in the choice. Hot springs or a volcano would be nice. I'm planning to stay and paddle for another 7-9 days.
Any recommendations on which is a)easiest to get around b) least crowded peak season c) best water d)most likely to find other boaters e)hot springs/volcanoes/other neat stuff f)cheapest g)most darn fun
if i'd known it was gonna be that kinda party...