Leaving Friday for our seventh trip to Costa Rica. Can't wait - we keep getting more snow here in Massachusetts. We've spent time in Tamarindo, Coco, Mal Pais and our last two trips we were in Jaco. This trip we plan to split our time between Mal Pais and Manuel Antonio. Our reservations are set in both places for Sat to Sat. We will have a car.
My question is, can we get from SJO to the ferry and on to Mal Pais on Friday night? We are scheduled to get to SJO around 2:30PM. From what I have read on this site, it is an hour and a half from SJO to Punterenas and then another couple to Mal Pais. We don't have a reservation for Friday night and we'd kind of like to wake up at the beach. Is this doable?
Also from what I've researched to go from Mal Pais to Manuel Antonio, you go back to the ferry and then through Jaco on to MA. Is the five hour trip accurate? We enjoy driving through Costa Rica and stopping at different towns and beaches.
Can't wait to get there and thanks for the help.