We'll be in Alajuela a couple nights in early March, and I'm in the process of planning daytime activities. We do want to go to Poas and La Paz, and I'm searching out private drivers that I can hire for a day, as we want to get to Poas early enough to make sure we see it before the clouds roll in, and have enough time to hike a bit and take some photos. Same with La Paz, we don't really want to be on a tight schedule, and if we find out about some other cool things along the way that would fit into the schedule, we'd like those options. There's just 2 of us, we wouldn't mind sharing with another couple or small group, but we don't really want to be part of a big tour that stops at several hotels.
Is there a list of drivers in the area that can be hired for a day? I've just sent a couple of inquiries out based on TA forum referrals, but would love to hear from others on experiences with private drivers from the Alajuela area.