We are an extended family of 10 headed to CR for Xmas 2013, 12/23-1/2/13. We are planning to go to La Fortun (Arenal + Monteverde) for first 4-5 days and then drive down to Quepos/Manuel Antonio for rest of trip.
Some in the family think 5 hour drive may be too much (we have 1-7 yr old and 3 teenagers; 2 grandparents; and 4 parents.
I think there is plenty to stop and see en route, and we can make a day of it.
Has anyopne done the drive recently and have any advise/insight to share?