I am planning a Costa Rica trip. We are experienced travelers in our early sixties who usually travel on our own. In fact the only tour we've ever taken was ten days in Turkey which we did enjoy.
Caravan tours advertises a very reasonable trip which is very tempting as it seems to cover a lot of places: San Jose, TOrtuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste forest , Manuel Antonio Park and several stops between -- 10 days.
My question is about people's experiences doing this on their own vs a bus tour. I do not relish the thought of spending hours driving a rental car in a foreign country but maybe all those stops are not necessary.
So, what advice do you experienced people have for me?