I am planning a trip to Costa Rica in June for the four of us 2 adults and 2 teenage boys 16 years old. So far I have planned, but not booked, 2nights in San Jose possibly atthe Hotel Boouganvillea, 2 night tour at the Mawamba in Torteguera to explore the canals, 2 in Arenal at the Observatory, and 2 in Santa Elena to explore the cloud forests. Can this be done without a car? Has anyone used grayline or interbus for transportation from one region to another?
Since we have about 2 weeks, we would like to spend 3 or 4 nights relaxing on a beach. The boys would love to boogie board, if not learn to surf. I can't decide which beach nor whether we should hang out on the Pacific or Carribbean coast? Any suggestions and what would be good hotels to stay?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.