My husband, daughter and I are heading to CR next week, spending our first 4 days near Dominical/Uvita. We're then meeting up with my parents and sister/boyfriend and moving on to a home we've rented on Lake Arenal, near Nuevo Arenal. My parents are big time nature lovers (plants and animals). With that in mind, would you recommend a day trip to either Selvatura Park near Monteverde? Or a Cano Negro boat tour? We don't mind long drives. Where we live in Illinois, it's a 3 hour drive to the biggest cities (Chicago & St. Louis), so we're used to it. But I want to take them to the area with the most scenic beauty. A friend of my dad told him that the Costa Rican rainforest was the most beautiful place he's ever traveled, so I'm hoping to take them to a place that will up to that statement!
Thanks for your thoughts!