This August, a friend and I would like to visit Tortuguero and Cahuita, but I am having trouble sifting through all the transportation options, and we have limited time. We will be in San Jose on 8/7 will probably have to be home by 8/12. We would like to overnight for at least one night in Tortuguero before continuing to Cahuita for a visit to the Sloth sanctuary and some snorkeling. We have a limited budget, so I'd like to find a route that minimizes travel time but doesn't cost a fortune. We are more likely to stay at one of the smaller Tortuguero hotels rather than a lodge, unless the benefits would outweigh the cost difference. The same is true in Cahuita - we are not looking for luxury.
Any suggestions would be appreciated - thank you in advance!