We are staying at the Westin Playa Conchal should we rent a car?
Renting a car will give you a lot more freedom to come and go as you wish. It will also allow you to do some exploring of the area and do some excursions on your own without going with an organized tour.
It really depends on what your intentions are and what you like to do. If you intend to just relax and spend most of your time at the resort and maybe take an organized tour, probably no need to rent a car.
You can walk to the village of Brasilito and take a taxi to the other beach towns in the area - Playa Flamingo and Potrero. From Brasilito to Playa Potrero is only about 7 km so you could experience some variety there without a car.
Just my opinion but I don't think you can ever really get a sense of a country unless you get out on your own some of the time and explore. Most of my favorite experiences in traveling involve exchanges I had with people while trying to get directions or just stopping somewhere off the beaten track.
Thank you for your comments. Since we like to explore different parts of the country and do some unschelduled tours, I beleive the rental car is best for us.
Good idea to rent a car at least for a couple day...nice area to drive around...
staying at westin conchal, should I drive to arenal or just book a tour
If this is your one and only excursion off the property, yes, just book a tour. The hotel will have a tour concierge for that, and with a guide you won't miss a thing. Don't forget the camera for those great photo ops with the newly awakened (damaged) Arenal in the background.
Have a bunch of fun, The Westin is a beautiful resort.
I will rent a car is a nice easy ride...about 4 hours...maybe a little more since the way to SantaCruz I think was a little hurt and you have to take the other way..which is longer...but still great ride...of course a lot better to stay overnight...Arenal is such a nice area!
There is a car rental inside Conchal
How did it go renting the car? Can you share your opinion ?
These is very important if you could answer.
Rent a Car!!!