We are a young couple hoping to get advice on planning a budget honeymoon in Costa Rica in August. We like jungle and beaches and cool small towns, and are not so much into the resort scene. We only have 2 weeks, and we have from about August 12-August 26, so in the rainy season. Despite this, I'm hoping to find a place that has some nice beaches that aren't too overrun, and cool things (i.e. a place to have a beer on the beach, eat out cheaply, etc) to walk to as we are hoping to not rent a car. I've been told that often you can have sunny mornings and rain in the afternoon, especially in the Nicoya peninsula, so we were thinking there. Ideally we'd find a simple little cabina with some privacy rather than a room in a hotel, but in the 40-70 USD a night range. Normally we'd go for the cheapest funky fun little hostels but I think for our honeymoon we're hoping for a bit more privacy and romance. Any advice on where to go given the season? We were thinking Montezuma and/or Santa Teresa along the southern Nicoya Peninsula. I've heard that the caribbean side is extra hot that time of year, plus it's the hurricane season, so we thought it was better to go to the Nicoya peninsula...any thoughts? We would perhaps try and rent a place for the bulk of the time in a cool beach area (1 week to 10 days maybe, perhaps near Montezuma) and then have one side trip (how many days would be good?) to see some cloud forest (we were thinking Monteverde) on the way back to San Jose to fly out at the end of the trip. I'd love recommendations on cool towns, places to go, cute little huts/cabinas to rent, anything! We will have about $70-$100 USD per day to spend. Thank you very much!!!