Hey folks- my wife and I will be at the tail end of our 8 day trip to costa rica.The first stages (Friday July 29th-Tuesday august 2nd) we'll be in Manuel Antonio at the Gaia Hotel. Then we'll fly to Arenal and stay (tuesday-aug. 2nd- friday -aug. 5th) at Tabacon. Our flight leaves 8am on sunday aug. 7th. So these were our choices for our sojourn to sjo:
(1) Leave friday afternoon and stay two nights( friday & Sat.) at peace lodge then get up early (4:30am) to make the 1 hour drive to airport for that 8am flight. - I'm not sure if it's worth leaving Arenal early to spend time At the Peace Lodge for those two nights.
(2) Leave sat. afternoon and stay at the Xandari Resort which is only 20 minutes from the airport.-This would give us a 3 1/2 day stay in Arenal instead of the 2 1/2 day stay with option (1)...how much time do we really need to enjoy the Arenal area any way?
Hmmmm...your thoughts on this matter are greatly appreciated.