Thanks for the help so far. I am hoping for a bit more input on our itinerary, given that the afternoons may be very rainy. (Originally, my trip had been scheduled for a drier season.) A few questions are below. FYI: 2 parents and 3 kids aged 9 - 14. Pursing a mix of the typical outdoor adventures, but with one parent who currently has limited mobility and will be sitting out the more rigorous activities. Love culture, animals, boats, zip lines, food, swimming. Expect hanging bridges, zip lines, animals, and swimming to be a hit with kids. Expect kayak/floats, hot springs to be a hit with adults. Thank you!
1. Do I need to plan to do our driving between destinations in the mornings or is driving these 3 - 4 hour distances easy to do in possibly heavy rain? We will have a rented 4x4. I am trying to insure we have some less rainy morning time to do the things we hope to do in each location, and there will be things to keep us busy in the afternoons (in addition to rainy swims and reading). Many thanks!
2. How does this itinerary look? What would you suggest I do with the two uncommitted days?
Day 0: Arrive San Jose at night
Days 1 and 2: Perhaps some combination of
Serapiqui/Poas/La Paz/Trimina/La Selva?
Head straight to La Fortuna on Day 1 and add time to other destinations below--another day at Guanacaste beach, and another day at Arenal area, perhaps for a Cano Negro visit.
Day 3: Drive to La Fortuna
Day 4: Arenal area
Day 5: Arenal area
Day 6: Drive to Monteverde
Day 7: Monteverde
Day 8: Monteverde
Day 9: Drive to Guanacaste
Day 10: Guanacaste
Day 11: Guanacaste
Day 12: Fly out of Libera in morning
3. Do I need this much time in Monteverde?
4. Will there be enough sun to warrant several days at the beach?
Thank you so much!