I've tried figuring out the answer by reading tons of old posts, but I'm still having trouble, so I'd appreciate any and all input. We are flying in and out of SJ. Our plan is to spend the first night in SJ than start with a 2 day rafting trip. After that is where it gets confusing.
The kids have different interests. We have 1 surfer, a few beach lovers, and a few that want to see monkeys (but are not huge nature lovers). A couple of them would like some night activity.
We were originally thinking of spending a few days in Tamarindo to satisfy the singles, but I'm not sure I want to forgo a "Costa Rican" feel. We were considering MA instead.
We also thought we could squeeze in a couple of days at Arenal OR Monteverde too, but maybe it's all too far. Or maybe I should just be working with a good, knowledgeable travel agent?!
We know we have to spend the last night in SJ to make our flight, so day 3-7 are the dilemma. Other than the Pecuare trip, should we just be looking at one place or two? Guanacaste coast (and where....?) or Manuel Antonio? Arenal/ La Fortuna or Monteverde? Or neither? Thanks very much in advance!