Our flight is scheduled to land at SJO at 1:00pm. I have read numerous posts discouraging first-time visitors from driving after dark (6:00pm). I question if we will have enough time to get through customs/immigration and get our rental car and drive to Arenal. I would prefer to get a rental car at SJO but I wonder if we should hire a private transfer and get a rental car in La Fortuna the next morning instead.
Would getting a rental car in La Fortuna be a big hassle/time-consuming? I have read that some agencies will drop the car off at our hotel....does anyone have any experience with this?
Thanks in advance for your advice!