I am planning a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica with my fiance. My budget is probably around $3000. We're flying there from Hartford, so after plane tickets it's more like $1500. We're heading down there July 14 and coming back July 25.
-Visit Arenal volcano, perhaps Monteverde cloud forest
-Bahia Rica night-kayaking, bioluminescent waters on the west side of the Gulf of Nicoya (this would likely be the end of the trip on the 24th to get the least amount of moonlight)
-Spend lots of time lounging on the beach
-See wildlife, animals in particular
-Go to a couple spas
-Spend one or two nights in a fancier hotel
-Hike and/or bike
I need help in determining:
-What is the best way to fill this itinerary?
-Is there anything major we shouldn't be missing?
-Which beach locations are suggested?
-What are the best methods of transportation for this trip?
-How can I keep the costs down?
If you have any advice to offer, thanks in advance!!