I am traveling to Costa Rica Nov 28 - Dec 7. I have been reading these forums and have lot of ideas. But need some help with filling up some blanks here and there. Any help will be greatly appreciated. This is my first backpacking experience. Very excited and anxious at the same time. So, this is the approximate itinerary.
Nov 28 - Bus to Jimenez
Nov 29 - Walk to Sirena from Carate.
Nov 30 - This is where it gets a little fuzzy. We cannot get the dorm reservation.
So, the options are either camp extra day in Sirena. Is there a place we can borrow tents. We will be carrying our sleeping bag with us
Or take a boat to Drake's bay and spend a couple of days with Drake's bay + Cano Island
Dec 2 - Bus to Manuel Antonio/or any other beach town + 2 days
Dec 4 - Bus to Monteverde
Dec 7 - Bus back to SJ. Overnight at SJ.
I'm looking for feedback and suggestions. We are open to moving days around. We are keen on Corcovado - La Leone to Sirena hike and Monteverde. Everything else is quite flexible.
At this time I am unsure if I want to do 1 or 2 nights at Sirena, especially since the second day is camping only option and we were not looking at carrying our tents. So any tips on that would be great. Also, since it is the rainy season, not so sure of walking back to Sirena either.
Can we get a one way boat ride to Drake's bay from Sirena.
Also, transport from Drake's bay to Manuel Antonio? I read there is a bus, but I have read contradictory things about it working.
We can also do the other way, do you think that would be better. Ending with Corcovado, instead of Monteverde.
We are not too particular of Manuel Antonio. Any other nice beach town in between Corcovado and Monteverde, which is easy to get to and relaxing and of course lovely. :)