We are travel to Costa Rica end of Dec - Jan 7 this year (2016/17). I realize this is a busy time of year, so we are looking to find places that will still be great, but without too many crowds (if possible). We're flying into Liberia and want to not spend too much time driving around, so though we'd split the trip between 2 destinations (rainforest/cloud and beach). We are a family of 4--2 kids 8,10 and fairly adventurous. Kids rock climb, hike, camp, as do we.
I haven't been able to find too much information about Tenorio NP. But it seemed like it might be a good alternative to the more crowded Arenal National Park. Has anyone visited there? What can you do there? Are there any fun activities for families? Would Rncon de la Viega NP be a better choice or other suggestions?
Also open to any other suggestions anyone has. We have 10 days to spend, love the outdoors, are open to roughing it a little and even camping and while we want to do some of the touristy things (snorkel, surf, rainforest canopy, or rafting (probably need to stick to Class III and below given age of kids)...we would rather do these things where it's less crowded if possible). Thanks in advance for any input.