My husband and I are currently in Manuel Antonio and we'd like to make our way north to Tamarindo (and then on to Nicaragua). We have about five days to get to Tamarindo and we would like to head north up the Nicoya peninsula. We were going to take the ferry from Jaco and then head north from Montezuma, but We've heard that driving from there to Tamarindo is pretty much a no go at this time of year. Is the ferry from Puntarenas to Naranjo the best route? How hectic is it to get out to the coast from Naranjo (we would like to use buses, but aren't closed off to the idea of renting a car)? What are the best places to stop between Naranjo and Tamarindo? We'd love to get in some more beach time before heading to Granada.