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Considering changing itinerary - comments?

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I posted a question a few days ago about whether to drop Arenal or Monteverde from our 9 day itinerary, and had some great responses. But - now we are thinking about dropping both (gasp!) and wondered if we are crazy?!

Background: We (husband, 9 year old son, and I) are travelling late Feb. - early May, and will be in Costa Rica for 9 nights. We are pretty set on the Dominical area, and plan to do a day trip to Corcovado from there (Bahia Adventures boat/hike tour). Other than that, we want to see La Paz Waterfall Gardens (mostly for my son), and one other area - preferably cloud forest. We plan to do a canopy tour at Hacienda Baru, and my husband would like to do a slightly more "exciting" zipline if possible, but not absolutely necessary. We're mostly into wildlife, seeing lush, beautiful forests, and relaxing by the beach, and husband plans to take surf lessons.

Here's what we are thinking to maximize vacation time and minimize travel time:
- First night near Poas (Poas Volcano Lodge?)
- Spend one day at La Paz & Poas
- Two nights San Gerardo de Dota, stay at Trogon Lodge for cloud forest, quetzel sighting (hopefully, but this isn't a must!)
- Rest of time (6 nights) Dominical. We already have reservations at Hacienda Baru, so could just extend that time.
- Travel from Dominical to SJO for late afternoon flight home on final day.

Comments? Suggestions? Thanks!

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