I am planning on a trip to Costa Rica in August-Sept (yes I know rainy season). So far this is what I have. Arrival at San Jose, take shuttle to Arenal/La Fortuna. Rent car in La Fortuna to explore area while there. Take jeep water jeep taxi to Monteverde. Now here is where I run into a decision making dilemma. Are there any car rental places in Monteverde? and Is it really necessary to rental a car in Monteverde?
i.e. I have someone who lives and works in Monteverde and will be doing all my excusions with them, not sure that helps the advise aspect.
From Monteverde I was planning on taking shuttle to Manuel Antonio.
Other places I was planning on visiting are Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero and San Jose (last destination).
Any advise is more than welcomed.