I am arriving at San Jose airport in a few weeks. I just found out the distance between San Jose and Playas del Coco, Guanacaste is approximately 3 hours to 4 hours, (if I don't get lost). It is too late to cancel on my airlines tickets and on the contract for the rental agreement for the apartment. I was under the impression that I needed to stay around San Jose to see what Costa Rica had to offer. We like trying out the local food getting to know points of interest such as ruins, monuments, churches, etc. We also like to go to the local malls, etc.
Any suggestions please help. Thank You