Hey all. I'm doing a 9-day trip to Costa Rica and am flying into Liberia. The first night, I figured I'd relax in Papagayo at Andaz. But I'd like to make my way through the other parts of the country. On the way to San Jose are Arenal Volcano and Monteverde, so I figured I might as well stop for a few nights.
My question is: what's the best mode of transportation? Bus? Rent a car? I've heard bad things about the road conditions in Costa Rica and I figured the bus might be a better way to possibly run into other visitors/tourists who can offer advice. What do you guys think?