While initially planning to split our week-long honeymoon in late July/early August between two areas, we have decided to spend the whole week in La Fortuna. We decided this mostly in order to save money and to avoid the stress and wasted time of traveling within the country.
Our question then is this: Is La Fortuna worth spending a week at? We plan to zipline, hike, visit Lake Arenal, visit the hot springs, and white water raft (on the last day using a company to take us to the Pacuare and then to San Jose). Ultimately, however, the goal is relax. Would we be making a mistake not visiting another area in Costa Rica in that week?
And any recommendations about where to stay in the area? We want somewhere as nice and romantic as possible while still reasonably priced. We love the look of Nayara but likely can't afford $300/night (especially in green season)! We were hoping to spend around $1,200 for lodging for the week.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!