My boyfriend and I will be in costa rica for 3 weeks at the end of June - beginning of July. The 5th night of our trip we have to be back in San Jose, to head to do some volunteering, but we would like to see some of the country before that. Can anyone suggest what to do? We fly into San Jose on a monday and arrive around 8pm, so I don't think we can go far that night, but then we have to be back to spend the saturday night in San Jose, that leaves four full days in the middle.
We'd like to do things like a canopy tour (zip-line), jungle walks, hike a volcano, see wildlife, and see the cloud forests. I'm not sure if there is somewhere that would be good base to stay to do those things. We'll be spending 2 weeks on a Caribbean beach volunteering at a turtle hatchery, so if it's not on a beach that's ok.
I found a couple hotels near Monteverde Reserve. Would that be a good location?
thanks in advance!