I was looking into booking a vacation in February. It will be my first time in Costa Rica. My husband and I will be going for 8 nights. We wanted to go to Arenal and Manuel Antonio, based on what I've seen on this forum. According to Expedia, a lot of the hotels are already sold out! Does anybody know if I would have better luck by directly contacting the hotels. I'm looking into this 9 months in advance, I didn't think that it would be sold out already. Any advice?