I traveled with Gate 1 and booked the "7 Day Classic Costa Rica". This was great value for our money. We even add on all the optional tours and did not break the bank. After all, you need some spending money to enjoy yourself ;) We stayed 1 night in San Jose, 2 nights in Arenal, 2 nights in Monteverde, and one final night back in San Jose. The hotels in Arenal and Monteverde were more like beautiful motel/cabins. The scenery was amazing outside and the accommodations were welcoming and clean inside. Our tour guide Ricardo and driver Hector were just excellent. You could tell Ricardo was passionate about nature and enjoyed his job. His first language is Spanish but his comedic timing in English was dead on! Hector's ability to navigate that large coach through narrow and winding roads was nothing short of skilled. The pace was excellent, not too fast, not too slow. The other travelers were a good mix of ages and all lovely to get to know. As they say in Costa Rica - Pura Vida!