Monteverde seems quite spread out. We like hikes & visiting on foot but how do you get around if no car? Are there good local bus services/ shuttles? Do most hotels offer shuttle services?
How about bus/ coach services from San Jose to Monteverde? Is this the best way to get there (the idea of the ground-level experience/"local colour" is quite appealing) or will we wish we hadn't?
First trip to Costa Rica (2 adults). Arrive 3rd March, leave 14th. Not awash with money but not on tight budget. Plan on visiting Monteverde & Manuel Antonio (& perhaps Tortuguero).