We are a family of 6 (youngest is 13). We travel first week of January.
The rentals on vrbo etc seem to be either downtown La Fortuna, in Castiilo, around the Lake, or 1 near the Palma area. I'm imagining most days we will be out and about hiking (sounds like we are always driving 30-45 min to get anywhere!) and head back before dark to our lodging. What area is best?
Or should we just splurge go to a hotel/lodge that has a great pool, restaurant, and/or thermal spa?
I've got to make a choice and just move on already. Help!!!