We just reserved some FF mile tickets for May 2008. We'll have nine nights, but the first must be spent in SJO due to a late arriving flight (8:45pm).
I looked at doing this trip last year but finances nixed the idea. Now, we're on, and I can't wait. Originally I planned to do Arenal/Monteverde/Manuel Antonio, but hearing cries of MA being "touristy" caused me to look elsewhere for a coastal destination.
After looking at Tamarindo, Dominical, and Tortuguero, I explored Osa. I think I'm obsessed. I've spent the last two hours researching Osa and it looks perfect for us. Viewing wildlife in its native habitat is a passion of mine and it appears Osa is rich in this area. Has anyone been there? Is it as wonderful as it appears?
As of now, tentative plan is 1 night SJO, 4 nights Osa, 4 nights Arenal/Monteverde. Thoughts?