Please advise... We need help planning our itinerary for our Costa Rica trip in January - 8 nights, 9 days. We fly into San Jose and fly out from Liberia.
We plan on renting a car and driving from San Jose to Siquirres to Jaco to Guancaste and possibly Arenal (5 hour drive?!!)
1.) 2 days, overnight rafting trip with Rios Tropicales in Siquirres
2.) 3 nights in Jaco (surf & nightlife) and tour Manuel Antonio - zipline & hikes.
3.) drive to Guancaste, stay 3 nights (undecided location, maybe Tamarindo Beach or Coco Beach? We want sunsets, surf, scuba, yoga, nightlife) If possible, a day trip or overnight in Arenal area (hot springs, hiking, scenic views)
- Is it too far to drive from Guanacaste to Arenal in one day? Should we stay overnight Arenal? Arenal hotel/lodge recommendations?
- Any hotel/lodge recommendations for our first night stay before our rafting trip - we will be driving from San Jose to Siquirres, so anything along the way?
- Where should we stay in Guanacaste? We want sunsets, scuba, yoga and some fun nightlife.