I am going from San Jose to Santa Teresa on the southern end of Nicoya in the second week of July.
Was considering taking the bus, but it seems the area is spread out a bit, so I'm leaning toward driving there instead.
-Is it correct that I'd likely want to drive instead of taking the bus; I won't be surfing but will want to see the sights in the area.
-Are the roads around and to ST from the ferry from Puntarenas such that a 4x4 is needed, or would a regular sedan be okay? The sedan option would really be ideal for my budget as I have a Tico friend whose car I can rent for much less than what a 4x4 will cost, as I would have to rent one of those through an agency.
Any other pointers such as "must see" or "don't miss" places, great little sodas, great hangouts for chilling or your favorite cabinas, greatly appreciated.
Will be traveling with a Tico or two so language and navigation aren't an issue.