We are planning a 9 day trip to CR and so far know we are doing the Pacuare Lodge/River rafting for 2nights/3 days and also want to do at least 3 days in Arenal to do ziplines, canyoning, cave tours, and possibly Rio Celeste.
Our travel agent suggests we finish with Manuel Antonio for which I've read mixed reviews. My fiance doesn't have much beach experience but I'm from CA (lived in San Diego for 4 years) and been to Hawaii several times so the beach is not a necessity. He would really like to go for snorkeling/kayaking but I think these might be better suited to a different trip.
My question is what other areas people would recommend visiting for 2 days from Arenal if we weren't willing to fly or waste a day driving. Appreciate everyone's knowledgeable opinions!