Hi. I am worried that I'm going to encounter the tourist environment everywhere I go... Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo, San Jose, and maybe another beach on the Carribean... I'm planning to go in October. Will I be able to experience Costa Rica as a person not so interested in tourism or should I replan my trip to go to more remote areas? I am also a young woman, travelling alone, so I was planning to take this route so that I would meet people to travel with in some sense... Are there any beach towns on either coast that you would recommend to visit where I could feel safe, but be more involved in traditional CRican life?
Thanks in advance :)