We are a group of 6 traveling to CR for the first time around 1st week of July. My parents ( in their late 60's), my husband and 2 teens make up our group. We would like to see Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Rain Forest , and maybe a half day of white water rafting on the Pascuare river. We are more eager to see the country and not looking to stay at a all inclusive beach resort. So the accomodations need to be clean and have a bath attached and we are happy.
We have about 6-7 nights in CR and are thinking that maybe a private vehicle and a driver might work out better for us since we are a group of 6. Any suggestions on how the itinerary should be, how we should travel to these destinations and where we can stay? We welcome any thoughts on hiring a private van with a driver.
Also I am trying to figure out how to get to a hotel in Tortuguero. Would it be difficult to reach there by own ( van with driver) or do we have to use the package deal given by the hotel to take care of the transportation to Tortuguero.
Thanks in advance,