I've been to Costa Rica before and done the Nicoya penn and Arenal, and while they were amazing and I will go back someday...I have to explore more of this country on my second visit. I'm thinking of heading south for a few days in Manuel Antonio and then a few more in Corcovado. Would anyone suggest a different 'CR Part II' trip? I'm very comfortable driving in foreign lands and actually enjoy the challenge and adventure, so am wondering...on the return from Corcovado to San Jose, is it worth traveling up the spine to experience the mountainous part of the country (hwy 2), or should I just backtrack along the coast?
Thanks for all your help!