My partner and I are visiting CR at the end of March, first with 8 days at the Hotel Parador, MA and then 2 days in Arenal.
I've read plenty of posts suggesting that MA park can be pretty crowded and was wondering if the helpful folks on these forums could help out with a few queries:
Firstly, how easy is it to rent a car in the MA area - are the local rental places reliable, and do they drop off at local hotels (including the Parador)?
Out thoughts are to perhaps rent a car for 3 or 4 of the days we're in the MA area and go on some trips of our own - can anyone recommend places to visit that are easy enough to reach and get back to MA in a day, or even a two day trip (including an overnight stay)? I'm an amateur photographer and would particularly like to see some more of CR's animals and birds than we might at MA.
thanks in advance,