My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Costa Rica for late October for about 10 days. I read online that we are going to be visiting within the rainy season, but that the Caribbean Coast usually has better weather (?) and is less touristy.
I would love to see the jungle, some wild life and relax on the beach. He is really looking forward to surfing. I have tried to find some information on which areas on the Caribbean Coast would be great for these and was thinking of Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo and Cahuita. Are 10 days enough to do all 3 areas? Does anyone have any recommendations or must dos while there? Any festivals/local events that are happening during late October?
Also- how is traveling around the coast? I was thinking of perhaps renting a car or scooter to make it easy, but perhaps taking a bus between the areas might be easier?
I should mention we are looking to do this trip on a bit of a budget (nothing too elaborate) and are debating between staying in a resort or renting a spot- any suggestions?
We are really excited to be getting away and I am hoping that I can get some helpful tips to make our trip fantastic :)
Thanks- We really appreciate any help