I am planning a family trip. We are going March29-April 5, 2012. This will be the 1st time my grandchildren have been out of the USA. I was planningon going for 8 days & flying into San Jose. Going to La Fortuna for 3 nights at Los Lagos Hotel. Rafting(2 &3 level), horseback riding to waterfalls & touring the Arenal Volcano. Going to Monteverde & staying 2 nights at Los Pinos. Doing a guided tour of cloud forest 1st afternoon & spending the day at Selvatura ziplining, suspension bridges & museums. Leave for Manuel Antonio the next morning for 2 nights at the buena vista villas. I'm not sure whether to do a guided tour of Manuel Antonio park or not. Any suggestions or comments-am I moving around too much? What about where I am staying? We are being driven to these places. Is there anywhere worth stopping to see along this route? Any banana/pineapple plantations along this route? Any input or help would be greatly appreciated. We are not "locked into this yet."