Please please help me...the more I read the more confused I get. I will be in CR for 9 nights in Feb. Air fare is booked. So far I am planning on Arenal, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio.
I have not booked rooms yet, I want as nice a hotel as possible without spending wildly. Am leaning towards Lost Iguana Resort in Arenal, HOtel Sapo Dorado in Monteverde, and Condos Villa Nicolas in Manuel Antonio, and a last night in Vista del Valle Plantation to be near airport.
The 2 main questions I have are whether or not to rent a car, we are just 2 people,
(40ish with some travel experience) my companion speaks spanish. I'm worried about road conditions, poor signs, etc. I wonder if a car and driver would be so much more relaxing, and helpful so as not to miss local flavor, which we love.
The second quandry is how long to stay in each of these areas. Am I trying to cram too much in, do I eliminate something, if so what?
Any advice on these or anything else you think I should know would be greatly appreciated.