Whilst planning our next big holiday my partner and I have fallen in love with Costa Rica, but I'm getting myself very confused about what to see and where to stay in 10 days.
I am crazy about ChaChaGua Rainforest hotel, so would be 4 or 5 nights there for sure, and then I'd be looking for one or maybe 2 other locations to spend the rest of our time, but don't know where would be best!
We'd like to see the rainforest (obviously), experience some nature, see the volcano, walk the hanging bridges, relax and experience some Costa Rican culture. Beach life is not the very top of our list as we are on the beach all the time at home, although they are not tropical. Living as we do on a very small Island I struggle with envisaging distances. I'd like somewhere that allows us to arrive in San Jose, travel to one accommodation easily, travel easily to another, and then back to San Jose to depart. Hiring a car is a possibility, but as we both drive all the time then it's nice to have a break on holiday if we can.
I prefer decent, clean and unique accommodation rather than huge chain resorts.
Any suggestions for where to stay as a good contrast to chachagua would be gratefully received! :)