Hello fellow travelers! After tons of debating my Fiancee and i have decided to Travel Costa Rica for our honey moon! We chose CR over Bali mainly cause we have already been to Bali and it is way cheaper to fly CR from the states. I was wondering if anyone who has been to CR to give me some advice on a few things. We will be flying in and out of San Jose from july 9-17th 2012. We arrive 5 am on the 9th. Would love to save as much money as possible but not afraid to spend since we only have 8 days there and want the memories and photos to last a lifetime =)
We know we want 4 things from our vacation. We want to go to the hotsprings in around fortuna/arenal, want some forest activities (hiking, zip line, bridge walks) we want to be able to swim up to a bar and order drinks and we want to spend a few days on the beach.
I was wondering if we should stay at Tabacon spa and resorts or just to stay nearby for cheaper and get the day passes? And also since its during low season could we possibly get away with not booking rooms and just walking up to get better deals? Or is it better to book in advance?
After 2-3 days in Arenal/Fortuna we want to book it to either coast (leaning towards west) possibly Manual Antonio. Originally thought of staying in MA the whole week since it has the forest and beach all at one spot. How many days is too much around Quepos? So excited about this trip, any advice would help! Any must see's would be greatly appreciated!