I have been fiddling around with our July itinerary, and I just cannot decide between two different options. We will have a one-year-old, six-year-old, and seven-year-old with us.
Option 1: One night near SJO. Two nights in Sarapiqui staying at Tirimbina and visiting La Selva in the morning. Two nights in Arenal. Three nights MA. One night near SJO. Pros: Get to explore Tirimbina trails on our own and see early morning wildlife. Cons: No AOL. One extra hotel move.
Option 2: One night near SJO. Four nights in Arenal, with one day being a day trip to La Selva and Tirimbina. Three nights MA. One night near SJO. Pros: One less hotel move. Get to visit AOL. Cons: More driving to get to/from Sarapiqui as a day trip. No early morning self-guided Tirimbina.
Which would you choose and why given our group? We were going to go to Rio Celeste, but it seemed like it would be a difficult hike with our kids. We also ruled out Cano Negro since we will be doing a crocodile river cruise in Tarcoles.