well, thanks to all the great advice we have received on TA, my boyfriend and I have decided to stay in both arenal and flamingo areas for our vacation. I'm just curious how much time to spend in each area. I was originally thinking 3 nights in arenal and 5 in flamingo, but i'm wondering if this gives us enough beach time. if we only stay 2 nights in arenal, however, it would really only give us 1.5 days to really do anything (given travel travel times and the fact that i really don't want to feel "rushed" on vacation) Will we need more time than that to enjoy all arenal has to offer? we don't plan on doing tons of activities, but maybe some hikes and stuff. is there anything other sites we should see while in that area besides arenal? we will have a car and don't mind driving.