Hello! My husband and I are headed to Costa Rica at the end of March for our delayed honeymoon / 1 year anniversary trip. We have 8 nights / 9 full days and are flying in and out of San Jose ((getting into SJO in the AM and then flying out on a red eye). This is the first time to CR for both of us.
The two options for the first 5 nights are:
Option 1 - Fly into Tambor and 4 night stay at Latitude 10 in Santa Teresa (we are not surfers but the area looks incredible and would love to rent a quad, hike, see waterfalls, etc). Take the AM boat taxi to Jaco and shuttle to Uvita. 1 night in Uvita at TikiVillas, and then shuttle to Sierpe to get to Drake Bay. 3 nights in Drake Bay + fly back to SJO.
Option 2 - Rent a car in SJO, stay 2 nights at Silencio Lodge, then drive to Uvita and stay 3 nights at TikiVillas, drive to Sierpe / drop off car, stay in Drake Bay for 3 nights and then fly back to SJO.
Thoughts? I think Option 2 is probably the easier itinerary but this part of me is really itching to go to Santa Teresa - Latitude 10 looks incredible and have had many friends highly recommend this area.
Would love any advice on travel plans. Thank you!!