I know there are a million forms on here that I could probably get all of this info, but I just figured I would go the direct route and ask!
My boyfriend and I are planning to visit costa rica from Sept. 8-17th with his sister and her husband. While his brother in law would prefer to just go to one place and stay on the beach all week I would like to see it all! I am hoping that if I plan well enough I could persuade him.
I was thinking that we could fly into San Jose and head to Arenal region for a while- should we rent a car or get a shuttle? I know there is a lot to do there: explore the volcano, zip line, cloud forest, canopy tours, waterfalls... sounds great! I thought while we are there we should probably rent a car to get around. How many days do you think we need to stay here to see all of this stuff? Can you recommend locations/tours we should see while we are here? Any other tips??
Then, we want to head to a beach- any beach with crystal blue waters will do! We were thinking we should head to the Caribbean side since it is the rainy season and we don't want to be rained out. So here is the big question- where should we go? And how should we get here? Is the rain very bad on the Caribbean side in mid September? While at the beach we would love to snorkel, so somewhere that has good snorkeling is a plus. Anything else we can do/ shouldn't miss close to the beach?
I would appreciate ANY advice at all!!!