I am trying to plan a trip to Costa Rica with my girlfriend at the end of February for 9 days (Friday to Sunday). I have done a lot of research and am now officially confused.
At first we planned to spend 3 days in Arenal, 3 days in Manuel Antonio (thinking at Gaia hotel) and 3 days in Guanacaste (at Playa Conchal). We were going to fly from place to place.
After reading a lot more, I am wondering if this is the best use of my time. Are Guanacaste and Manuel Antonio too similar? Should we try to get to Monteverde? And finally, are flights the best way to get around, or would we be missing out by not seeing the country on the ground.
Any help is appreciated!