I'll be volunteering at the JRC for 2 weeks from 25th November and will have a free weekend in between. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for good day trips or tours? I'd like to be able to see as much wildlife as possible.
Also, does anyone have any tips on getting to Puerto Viejo from San Jose? I was planning to spend my first night in San Jose the get the bus to Puerto Viejo the next day, but I heard its quite an unpredictable service. Do you think its better to get a shuttle?
Last question - any recommendations on reasonably priced but decent places to stay in San Jose that's not too far from the airport? My flight doesn't get in until quite late in the evening.