Hi guys... I’m after a little help/reassurance on a few thing regarding our family hols next year... myself, wife and two young sons,9 &7 plan on visiting Costa Rica at the end of May... plan on two weeks and flying on BA into San Jose... for us in UK it’s much cheaper to book an all inclusive package ... however Costa Rica is somewhere I’ve always want to go and obv would be a shame to be confined to a hotel?.. however plush and luxurious.. wondered whether to do that and just go excursion crazy?.. prob is ,all inclusive hotel I like I’d the Dreams las Mareas , ( we’ve been several Dreams in other countries and really like them)...which is right up near the border with Nicaragua, so trips are gonna involve to much driving time on buses or whatever they use... so I keep coming back to my more independent itinerary which is as follows...
Fly into San Jose...land 1315
Pick up car .. midsize 4x4
One night at a Ranch about 25 mins from airport..
Two nights in Treehouses hotel near Arenal
Two nights Arenal Observatory lodge
Two nights Monteverde inn
6 nights at the Dreams all inc
Final night near San Jose ( maybe the ranch)
The ranch has horses and a nice looking pool..
I know the four nights nr Arenal in two different places may seem daft but the treehouses look great and I think there’s enough to do all around... plan on doing night walks, free hikes...planing on sky adventure park at Arenal, tubing and zip lines...(are my kids old enough?)... horse trekking at Monteverde... bikes too?.. am I doing the right thing?... is it safe , does my trip sound any good??.. thanks in advance!👍