my husband and i will be driving in our 4x4 rental car from the Arenal volcano area (specifically from the Tree Houses hotel in the Arenal area to Ylang Ylang resort in Montezuma). we have been advised not to take the route that goes north of Arenal, and rather to take the ferry crossing from Puntarenas across the Gulf of Nicoya, due to unknown weather/road conditions.
to break up this approximate 6 hour trip, we were hoping to make a stop or two along the way and were wondering if anyone had any recommendations in regards to where to stop (good restaurants, tourist attractions, sights to see, short tours, etc.). we don't want to venture too much off of our route, though.
thanks in advance!