Two friends and I (all mid-20s) just booked tickets to visit Costa Rica in early May (flying from New York into San Jose arriving at in Monday 10:00am) and staying till Saturday. I wanted to ask the forum for any advice on example itineraries and places to stay! I know it's the beginning of the rainy season in some areas, but we would like to have some sun.
We're looking for a relaxing trip (a beach would be nice?) and would probably restrain to two cities max since we're only there for 6 days and don't want to kill a lot of it traveling. From what I've read, San Jose doesn't sound that interesting to us, but what would you guys recommend? We're most likely not going to be able to rent a car as that would knock us out of our price range (we're looking for a cheaper vacation for this one)
Would also appreciate any good hostel recommendations too!