Hi, My husband and I and our two adult daughters are planning to rent a 4WD SUV and drive from SJO to Arenal, to Samara, Montezuma and then back to SJO July 10-20. We decided on this itinerary based on feedback from a friend who has traveled to CR often. But now I'm hearing from others that the trip between Samara to Montezuma may be very difficult to impossible during the green season. We aren't planning on going the coastal route. Can anyone tell me the best way to drive, and if it is as difficult and risky as I've been hearing? We really prefer not to drive longer than 4 hours if possible. Adventure is OK, but we don't want to spend too much time and anxiety on the road. If too tough, I may drop Montezuma and do Samara and Tamarindo instead. But I love the idea of the Ylang Ylang in Montezuma. Also, how long is the drive back from Montezuma to SJO via ferry? Thanks in advance for your comments!
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