We are a family of 5 arriving a few days before Christmas. Our plans right now are for 4 nights in Samara, 3 in Arenal and 4 in Manuel Antonio. We arrive in Liberia and leave out of San Jose. We have hotel arrangements but just wanting to make sure that there isnt somewhere else that we should consider. We like beaches and sun, and want to add adventure and will want to zip line, hike, etc. Really looking forward to Samara but are there other areas that would fit into our time frame that we should consider instead of maybe Manuel Antonio? Just came across Mal Pais that looks kindof cool. Less touristy than MA.
Any suggestions would be great!