We have traveled all over, but never to Central America. My husband & I are looking forward to spending some time in CR (3/17-3/27); I am fluent in Spanish and my husband can speak about 20 words :) We enjoy the beach, some hiking (want to zip line), relaxing, love driving thru different/challenging terrain, and definitely enjoy mixing with the locals and hanging out at laid-back places, including bars (at the end of the day). Appreciate culture - good food & music.
Here is our itinerary. I'm asking for some suggestions based on personal experience & tell me why, please. Wondering if we should cover some other kinds of areas in CR... Do you feel like it's too much beach & not enough parks/nature? Are there other places in CR that we shouldn't miss on a first-time visit? Muchas gracias.
Day 1: Arrive noon SJO. Afternoon bus to Miramar (overnite @ Adventure Park & Hotel Vista Golfo)
Day 2: Zip-lining (5 hrs). Bus to Jaco. Overnite.
Day 4: Montezuma
Day 5: Drive to Samara. Overnite.
Day 6: Samara
Day 7: Drive to Tamarindo. Overnite.
Day 8: Tamarindo
Day 9: Flight from Tamarindo to Arenales. Overnite.
Day 10: Flight from Arenales to San Jose. Overnite.
Day 11: Early flight to Panama.