We (5-6 adults) will be travelling to CR in from June 11-19 and we are looking to rent a car. It looks like our best option is going to be renting a van since an SUV would be very camped and would not have room for all our bags. We have driven in CR before but it was an automatic and a smaller car. I have driven an manual before but many years ago so I would be a little nervous! What is the better choice, manual or automatic?
SJO to Puerto Viejo (arrive to SJO at noon)
Puerto Viejo to Arenal
Arenal to Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio to SJO