I was in Costa Rica last christimas and liked everything except the 15h
flight on the CRAMPED
Finnair B757 (one positive on the flight too: i got a jumpseat when we landed to Helsinki
), you can find my trip report in the trip reports forum.
Tabacon Hot Springs near Arenal were OK, BTW if you see anything of Volcan Arenal your'e REAL lucky.
Then there's the canopy tour
, I LOVE IT!
I had a one week tour round the country and the second week we spent on the beach, we stayed at El Nakuti Resort which is close to Playa Hermosa, the beach close to the hotel was TERRBILE but it was an all-inclusive hotel, it was real nice to go to the bar and just say "Um Coca-Cola, por favor" or "One Coke please" and then just get it without needing to dig out money from my wallet or needing to sign the bill so it would go
'on the room', and their rooms were nice too.
SJC is San Jose CA, SJO is San Jose CR.