hi! We will be arriving in San Jose at 3 pm and want to get to Malpais asap. We've been to Puntarenas before, and were not thrilled. We'd like to take the 9 pm ferry to get across so we can relax the rest of the day getting to Malpais. First question, how far in advance should we get the the ferry? Any suggestions of stops or things to do en route from San Jose to Puntarenas as we'll have a few hours to kill? Is there a place you'd recommend staying in Paquera (very cheap, but safe for our car & clean) as we'll just be going to bed and getting up early in the morning? I've seen good reviews of Mapi's, but cannot find a way to contact them. Thanks SO much for your advice! Also, can anyone recommend a hotel in Puntarenas (same deal...we'll take the last ferry from Paquera) and just need a place to sleep before our flight from San Jose the next morning. Any favorite places to stay in Malpais area in mid March?