Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Royal Holiday Timeshare Scam
  2. 2 Ideas for a trip to CR
  3. 3 Costa Rica: Guancaste with kids
  4. 4 Trip Report Overshadowed Exciting Puebla
  5. 5 Planning a trip to Costa Rica in September?
  6. 6 Finalizing Costa Rica Itinerary-a few questions
  7. 7 Roads Guate-Pana and Pana-Antigua and
  8. 8 vacation rentals in Antigua Guatemala?
  9. 9 Cancun All inclusive
  10. 10 girls getaway
  11. 11 Tulum and Akumal Tours
  12. 12 Trip Report Our incredible week in the Osa
  13. 13 Guanajuato
  14. 14 Starting an activity based company in Punta De Mita (Puerto Vallarta)
  15. 15 First time CR intinerary help
  16. 16 Costa Rica family vacation - December
  17. 17 Second trip to CR - advice on Pacific coast
  18. 18 Yucatan/Quintana Roo Itinerary
  19. 19 Costa Rica 4 areas help
  20. 20 Cancun and cuba
  21. 21 Trip Report Antigua & Guate; Primera Vez en Centroamérica
  22. 22 Riviera Maya weather next week
  23. 23 Travelling the coast of Mexico
  24. 24 Belize vs. Costa Rica
  25. 25 Hotels in Playa del Carmen?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Adventure activities in Arenal vs. Guanacaste?

Jump to last reply

We are in the very early stages of planning a week-long trip to CR in mid-March next year (2 adults, 1 child who will be 8 years old then). We'll spend either 3 or 4 nights at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste and the rest in the Arenal region. We are staying on points at the Marriott, so 4 nights would give us more wiggle room in the budget, but we'd like to split the time in whatever way makes the most sense as far as things to do.

To help us prioritize, here's my question: In Guanacaste, are there adventure activities as good as or better than those in Arenal? We're interested in zip lining, hiking, possibly rafting or boating, hot springs, wildlife, etc. Those types of things will be our focus in Arenal, but if there are any we can save for Guanacaste, we may spend a 4th night there and 3 nights in Arenal.

I posted this on TripAdvisor as well and got a recommendation to consider Rincon de la Vieja instead of Arenal. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement