Hi, my husband and I will be visiting in the next month.
For 2 of the days we're still unsure what to do between Manuel Antonio and San Jose...
Option 1 - Leave manuel antonio in the morning and go to Uvita to enjoy the beach and a whale tour. Stay the night there and then leave in the morning to check out the Nauyaca falls. After the falls drive to San Jose
Option 2 - Leave manuel antonio in the morning and go to Uvita for a whale tour and then check out the Nauyaca falls. The next morning we can drive to San Jose area through the San Gerardo de Dota (maybe a small hike or just for a meal).
1 - Which of these (or other match up) would you recommend?
2 - To save some time, can we need to stay in Dominical instead of Uvita to watch whales?
3 - Is there a safe place we can park the car (not a 4x4) for the Nauyaca waterfalls? we want to hike on our own, not with the tour
4 - Is it worth just driving through the cloud forest to check it out on the way to San Jose?