Here's our basic itinerary and some activities we're considering. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or advice! We are only in Costa Rica for a short time, but we tend to pack a lot of fun in. We are not the "relaxing by the beach" types!
--Thursday: Arrive at San Jose Int'l Airport around 12pm. Pick up our rental car and head to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
(any suggestions on what we should do on the way to the hotel in La Fortuna? Any "must do" stops along the way?)
--Spend Friday and Saturday in La Fortuna and near Arenal National Park. We would like to do a good hike or two, go ziplining, visit a wildlife center/refuge. Any suggestions for a hike? I've heard good things about La Fortuna Waterfall. We'll use a tour guide or company if it's recommended (we don't want to do anything stupid), but we're also not opposed to exploring on our own.
--Sunday: Drive to Manuel Antonio National Park to our hotel (Again, any suggestions on where to stop along the way?)
--Monday and Tuesday are near Quepos...any suggestions on what to do here? We are open to ideas! Again, we like hikes, animals, etc. Good beaches?
--Wednesday: Leave early for San Jose, flight departs around 12:30pm
Thanks for any and all feedback!!