I am going to CR at the end of December and am wondering a few things. We are planning to go to either La Fortuna or Monteverde - any opinions on which is better? We would like to do the hot springs/zipline/jungle hike.
We would like to rent a car, but can really only afford an economy car. Is a 4X4/4WD required for the mountain roads?
Alternatively, is it easy enough to bus from town to town? I've heard it's hard to get buses anywhere except to and from San Jose, does anyone know different?