Ok so we're booked on a 'package deal' type tour for later this year. This includes 2 nights in San Jose (we arrive late on the first night), 2 nights in Monteverde, 2 nights in Ricon De La Vieja then the last 3/4 nights in Tamarindo. On the trip we have included; a city tour in San Jose, hanging bridges walk in Monteverde and a choice of Canyon Canopy Zip Lines, Horseback riding or Rio Negro River Tubing in Ricon De La Vieja. ( even though I would like to do all three!)
I have already thought about booking a boat and snorkelling trip when we get to Tamarindo but what other activites would be suggest are a 'must do'?
One thing I'm very disappointed about us that it does not include Arenal and as I've read a lot of reviews saying there's not a great deal to see in San Jose, I wondered if it's worth leaving the tour to head up there for the first 2 nights then rejoining the rest of the tour after? What is everyone's opinions on this? I am mainly there to see the nature side of things and do more adventurous activites too!