My husband and I plan on going to Costa Rica in mid November (maybe with another couple). We have a choice of flying in and out of Liberia for 7 to 9 days. We want a mix of tropical adventure and beach. Arenal is definitely on our list. We are thinking of either Arenal 4 days, Monteverde 2 days, Tamarindo (or other beach area) for 3 days. Or skip Monteverde and do Arenal for 4 days and beach for 3 days. I'm worried that whatever we can see and do in Arenal will be similar in Monteverde. I prefer to stick to under 3 hours for our transport time between places. Please share your thoughts.