Any ideas on this itinerary?
Day 1: Arrive SJO 1:30 PM. Transfer to Turrialba and do ??? during day. I'm choosing this location to be closer to rafting Pacuare and avoid San Jose altogether. Any ideas on hotel and activities or stops on the way to Turrialba?
Day 2: Raft Pacuare. Exit river at Siquerres (I think?) Is it possible to transfer to Tortuguero that same day, or need to stay near Siquerres?
Day 3: Explore Tortuguero. Not sure where to stay.
Day 4 Explore Tortuguero. Not sure where to stay.
Day 5: Return to SJO.
Most of the rafting trips and Tortuguero trips are packages going from San Jose, which I would prefer to avoid. Does anyone recommend either a rafting outfit or hotel/tour outfit in Tortuguero that could accommodate this more flexible itinerary? Packages look cheaper than booking Tortuguero hotel separately. I generally prefer not to spend over $100 to $150 per night on lodging, if that gives an idea of level of luxury I prefer.