We will be staying at either Nayara or The Springs Resort & Spa in December for 3 nights then spending a few nights in Guanacaste. I'd love to hear the pros/cons of Nayara vs The Springs because we can't decide! We won't have a rental car so we are looking into transportation from Arenal to Guanacaste. I saw Desafio offers a white water rafting trip as transportation on the Rio Tenario. Anyone done this? How is the river flow, especially in early December? We don't want a "float", definetly looking for some excitement.
Also, I'm interested in a horseback tour to the La Fortuna waterfalls. Are there any operators someone can suggest for extremely advanced riders? I grew up showing horses and a nose-to-tail walk/trot tour would bore me to tears. I'd love to find an operator that would take us all around and make it a real adventure.
Also, are taxi's readily available, or are the restuarants within walking distance of The Springs or Nayara resorts?