I will be staying near in La Fortuna for about three days in December. I've seen lots of tours I can book, but I'd love to be able to enjoy the park/do SOME hikes on my own. Is it possible to things like the waterfall or hiking around the park without a guide (just pay the entrance fee)? I won't have a car, but I will be staying right near Mistico Hanging Bridges Park.
I was thinking of the following and would appreciate any suggestions on my itinerary:
- Half Day/arrive in La Fortuna late afternoon: Hot Springs (not sure which one)
- Day One: La Fortuna Waterfall & Hanging Bridges (also maybe a chocolate tour? I've heard there's one that goes over the bridges?)
- Day Two: Volcano Hike (Arenal 1968 Trail?) & Spa/different hot spring
- Day Three (must leave at 5pm): Sloth tour? Another hike? I'm not sure! I'd love to see wildlife!