Hello everyone, I've been lurking the boards in the last couple of months trying to get information. We are travelling to Costa Rica March 1-9 and would like some travel advice. The plan is to fly into SJO and out of LIR as we would like to spend a couple of relaxing days at the JW Marriott.(special rate). Ideally, we would like to spend 2 days in SJO, 2 in the Lake Arenal area and 2 in the Hot Springs Area. We are considering staying at a Tree House Hotel for 2 nights so that our daughter can get a unique experience and the Marriott San Jose (special rate). Please recommend places to stay in the Arenal/Baldi/Tabacon area - we are open to staying at local gems. Nothing overly expensive - $100 max per night. Do you recommend that we rent a car to drive to Guanacaste? If not what other modes of transportation are available and how long would it take. I am having a hard time mapping the distances so would appreciate if someone can Map out an Itinerary for me. Thanks so much!!