We are flying into San Jose for 10 days and seeking advice. We are late 30s, so looking for areas that will have good food, shopping, and a little nightlife/bars, but gone are the days of partying all night. Relaxation, beaches and rainforest excursions are definitely on the agenda. Having read though various descriptions of the different areas of CR, we like the laid back feel of Puerto Viejo, and the mix of tourists and locals and fun at Coco/Jaco Beaches. Having said that, we are open to different areas, or splitting the trip into two places. Also looking for recommendations on lodging. Not into huge hotels, all inclusives, and anything too fancy. Thoughts?