We (me, husband, and 21 and 23 yr. olds) are flying into San Jose on Thurs. July 5 and renting a 4x4. We are flying out of Guanacaste on Thurs., July 12. We want to do the activity side of our trip between San Jose and Guanacaste the first 3 days/nights and do a few of the grown-up fun things...canopy ziplines, volcano, etc. (my 21 yr old son is not interested in butterfly gardens) but I am so confused as to which one and which area. I need someone to help me with a short itinerary for 3 days and then where to stay those 3 nights. After that we plan to drive to Guanacaste and relax at the Riu all-inclusive for 4days/nights.
I'm trying to get an efficient itinerary...we don't want to spend our precious vacation driving in circles. So from San Jose to Guanacaste, where should we stay and which activities should we do? I would love to do some cool little bed and breakfasts, etc. People rave about the Poas Lodge; should we plan an itinerary and somehow stay there 1 night?
Since we plan on doing all our activities in those first 3 days and just relaxing and probably staying at the Riu once we get there, should we keep our car and just do transfers back to the Guanacaste airport from the Riu in Guanacaste?
THANK YOU for your quick reply!