Hello! My friend and I are planning a 6-night trip to Coasta Rica, with either 4 or 5 of those nights spent at the Villa de Oros near Uvita. Since it's a longish drive from SJO to Uvita, we are considering breaking up our first and last days by staying near the Poas Volcano on the first night and then San Gerardo de Dota our last night before driving to SJO for our flight in the afternoon.
Has anyone taken a similar route? Poas sounds like a nice way to ease into the trip, but I almost think it would be better to get to the coast sooner and then get our cloud forest fix at SGdD.