Thanks to all the great feedback and amazing depth of information in this forum. I am one step closer to planning our Costa Rica trip. We will either end or begin with a stay in Uvita at the Rancho Pacifico. Lots to see and do in the area and a dive trip for my husband to Isla del Cano. Whew!
Now the hard part... I am torn for the first half of the tour. I know I want to stay two nights in Monteverde but what else? We live in Florida so we're looking for things that we can't get at home like waterfalls, monkeys and adventure. I love horseback riding. I am thinking about:
1) Poas Crater and La Paz Waterfall area - the volcano looks amazing. Will get up at 7am and hope for no clouds. What else to do in that area?
3) Montezuma - the ferry ride, the beach bungalows, the laid back remote vibe, the waterfalls. Kinda love it all
3) 3 day/2 night Pacuare tour - Or maybe just one night. Could I hook that to Poas?
Travel agent had us going over to Tortuguero. We have sea turtle nesting and the EVerglades here so...meh.