I'm on a MC trip for 11 nights in CR in late February.Experienced,senior rider.
I have a short list of hostels that look good & same sort of list for destinations. I want "off the beaten path riding", not just for a "muddy, adventurous ride" but to avoid the crowds & gain access to mtns, forested areas & less crowded beaches. Good MC roads are also fine with me for the joy of the riding. I'm a not into "beach scene/surf/good vibes thing" but want to get out into day hikes,etc. to really see whats there in parks,etc..
Volcano hiking interests me but I don't need a zip line to enjoy the woods. I've read plenty &: Arenal/Monteverde area appeals to me but perhaps more than a little touristy? Trying to decide if I want to avoid the Nicoya & focus more on Osa? Same for mountains: spend more time in both areas-Arenal & San Isidro locale or focus on just one?First part of trip is off MC with wife & carribean/pacuare areas are well covered then.