Hi everyone and thanks to all of you for the very informative posts--I've learned so much and am so eager for my trip to Costa Rica!
My situation is as follows: I will be in Manuel Antonio for almost my entire trip. I will only be in San Jose (or even just Alajuela) for the last evening before I fly out at 6am the next morning. I would like to stay in a simple, inexpensive but safe and clean hotel that last night and then get to the airport by 4 (or whatever the regulations dictate) in time to check in for my international flight back home. Can someone recommend a nothing-fancy but clean/safe hotel with a shuttle that can get me to the airport that early? Alternatively, I assume there are independent cab/shuttle services--would they run this early? Any recommendations in this regard.