My husband and four girls (ages 8-16) are traveling with me to Costa Rica in a few weeks. We have made no reservations thus far. We want to "blend" in with the ticos WHILE seeing some of the "tourist" attractions. We would like to stay around Monteverde for three nights and near MA for three nights. We plan to spend a couple of days volunteering at an orphanage in Heredia. We would prefer to spend our $ on tours (ie zipline, rafting, coffee, birdwatching...) We do not need deluxe accomodations. BUT I would like a home/b&b where we can all stay together. I don't want to stay in separate hotel rooms unless they adjoin. We prefer the hominess of someones, well, home, I guess. This will be a once in a lifetime (probably) for us as a family. I am sure that I will return to Robelalto to volunteer. PS My family loves nature! Y yo soy bilingue!