My husband and I will be in CR the first two weeks of July. Have been reading several guidebooks. The more I read the more confusing it gets. We are in our mid 50's. Want to see a variety of what CR has to offer. We're not into diving or surfing. Definitely, want to spend some time on the Caribbean side near Puerto Viejo to get a flavor of the culture in that part of the country. Would be interested in a white water rafting trip.
Haven't decided on whether or not to rent a 4x4. We fly in and out of San Jose. If we didn't go to Monteverde could we see similar scenery in "less touristy" areas? I speak a fair amount of Spanish and we like to go to areas that are not so heavily touristed.
This is our first trip. We'd like to see as much as possible, but we'd like to spend 3-4 nights at each location.
Any suggestion for possible itineraries would be appreciated. Thanks.