Hello, I will be traveling to CR for the first time in mid-late November. (18-27) This is for a honeymoon. I currently plan to start off in the Arenal area, for a few active days; have not yet decided whether to go to Monteverde yet.
But the big question is: we will want to finish up our trip with beaches. I originally thought the Manuel Antonio area would be best, maybe with a stop up the coast as well near Jaco, but now the Montezuma area is tempting me. Generally speaking is one area less rainy than the other in late November?
Also, which area is better to "beach hop"? I will most likely have a car, so I think it would be fun to check out other beaches that are close by, in a relaxing way (wake up whenever, drive for a little bit, hike a short distance, that kind of thing). I’m concerned the MA area will have more people, but perhaps in late November that is not an issue (although it is Thanksgiving week in the US, so maybe crowds are an issue).
Even if the Nicoya Peninsula is better for the beach, will it still have that jungle feeling I hope to find in CR? I mean, Manuel Antonio is popular for a reason, right?