I'm driving myself crazy trying to figure out whether my husband, 4-year-old son and I should drive, fly or hire a driver to get from Arenal to MA.
Typically while on vacation, we like the flexibility of having a car to do what we want to do on our schedule, get to restaurants, etc. However, I'm a bit scared off by all of the references to bad roads, lack of signage (although we could get a GPS and I speak Spanish), bad drivers and luggage theft at stops along the route.
If my son weren't along, we might hire a driver and then make do with taxis and shuttles. However, I really want my son in his car seat,which would work best with a car rental.
I've seen comments like "you don't want/need" a car in MA, but how do people get around - taxis? What about in the Arenal area? My impression is that it's more spread out.
Any suggestions or input as to what others have done while traveling with kids of car seat age would be appreciated.