Hi, I'm thinking about options for winter vacation and may take a spontaneous 6-day long trip to Costa Rica alone. I've never been to Latin America, I don't speak Spanish, I don't have a big budget, and I won't be driving - I hope these limitations are okay!! I'm an outgoing and nature-loving person, but I'm not interested in crazy partying or ziplining/hiking adventures this time around.
I'm really interested in seeing 1) a volcano, mudbaths/hotsprings, 2) rainforest. Maybe if there's a guided tour?, 3) beach. I'll be coming into the San Jose airport.
My main question is, where is a good and safe area for me to stay that lets me travel around to these sorts of places (and any hostel recommendations)? Which of the above do you recommend, and am I missing any "must see" sights? It's hard for me to digest all this information I see everywhere!