Dear fellow tripadvisors,
We are two adults and a 2.5 year old Baby visiting CR for the first time in a week or so. Our itinerary includes first night at Alajuela/SJO; 2 nights at Arenal, flight to Quepos + 3 nights at Manuel Antonio and One last night at SJO/Alajuela.
1. We are looking for recommendations on travel companies that can take us from our hotel in Alajuela to Arenal. Should we consider a shuttle service from Interbus/Grayline or are there reliable companies you wise folk have experience with? I have read about Easyrider (but read bad things, including not being picked up at all). Has anyone used Anywhere Costa Rica?
2. Same question for last day - Quepos to SJO - should we fly or should we use a shuttle or another private transfer?
3. Should we bring our own car seat? I know the shuttle buses/tour companies provide one and some are free. But if we are taking cabs within a city say Quepos or La Fortuna, can we keep the baby in our lap? Or do we need to lug our carseat around?
Note: we are not flying to Arenal because we found that flights from SJO to Arenal fly via Quepos!