My wife and I are visiting at the end of September and a local travel agent gave me the proposed itinerary and would appreciate your advice if it’s too much in addition to helping several questions I have below.
Wed Sept 18th Arrive San Jose 11:30AM, drive to La Fortuna
Sept 19th -20th: Arenal, white water rafting, rappelling/zipline
Sept 21st: Drive to Playa Conchal: Side trips?
Sept 22nd: Tamarindo Beach Marathon
Sept 23rd: Drive to Manuel Antonio
Sept 24th: Visit National Park near Uvita
Sept 25th: Visit Manuel Antonio
Sept 26th: Drive back to San Jose 12:30PM flight home
I’m a little worried at how much driving we will do? Is it to much? I don’t mind road trips, but I want to get some relaxation time. Is there something worth stopping to see between La Fortuna and Playa Conchal? I read that Manuel Antonio is closed on Mondays, is that true? That is why I planned on driving to Uvita and visiting the national park that day, is that worth the drive in September? Finally, is there much of a difference in ziplining near Arenal vs. Manuel Antonio? I noticed it is less expensive in Arenal, but want to go with the best experience.