I will be in San Jose next week for 10 days. I'm coming for dental work but hope to go snorkeling on the weekend. I've been reading the reviews of the most popular site - Tortuga Island day trips and find that it isn't at all appealing. I did find two National Parks- Manuel Antonio and Marino Ballena National Park at Uvita. I'd be open to staying overnight in Uvita or other town so that I could go two days running.
I'm not flush with cash, so I wouldn't be able to fly or stay in a posh resort. I'm staying at the Angels Hotel in San Jose - it sounds like a great find at $30 a day. I've found there are several options for inexpensive hostel/hotel at Uvita.
So if someone could point me to a service that would take me to the coral reefs at either location I'd appreciate that. Transport to the location - I'd be keen to take the bus - either GreyLine or other good service that offers A/C in the bus.
Female of a certain age, traveling solo