We are planning a family trip to Costa Rica. Planning to visit Arenal for 2 nights and do the waterfall repelling. Here is the question, do we go to Monteverde for 1 or 2 nights? We have done the canopy tours in Puerto Vallarta and the kids are thinking they would rather do a raft trip than the canopy tour if having to pick one or the other. If we are going to go river rafting, it sounds like Arenal is where you leave out of, which means we might want one more night in Arenal. I would like to see the rain forest, but not sure it's worth the drive for one night. We will then be heading over to Playa Negra for some beach time and to explore the towns along the coast.