I have a question for the experts:
Among all the great national parks in Guanacaste, which ones can be a great experience if visited without a tourguide and which ones should definitely be done with a guide?
We are very adventurous and don’t like big groups. I’m reading as much as I can about it, maybe get a written guide and some maps to explore the parks. I think that it makes sense to spend the money on things that has to be done with a tour operator, like boat tours or canopy for example. Especially Rincon de la Vieja, Palo Verde, Monteverde and Santa Rosa.
Also: Being based in Brasilito, which parks can be done in a daytrip and see most in one day (obviously you cant see EVERYTHING), and for which ones should we consider staying one or two nights to see more.
We are travelling Dec 27th to Jan 8th and due to the high rates I want to make sure to plan the trips and also the hotel nights in the most cost efficient way.