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Help, please! Itinerary advice & less-touristy recommendations

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Hi! Traveling to Costa Rica on July 13 and have 12 days (excluding to/from CR travel). There are so many options! Need advice, so I can clarify our itinerary.

(A little helpful [?] info): We are travelers who tend to shy away from heavily touristed hot spots. Obviously, CR is a tourist destination. What I mean is within that, we like to venture out and find places with local charm and offerings. We plan to spend most of our time hiking, adventuring and, OK, hopefully getting some amazing outdoor massages. Any recs for those;)?)

I have three types of questions:

1. I think there's time to hit three regions in 12 days. Osa Peninsula/Corcovado NP is a must. How much time would you spend? And would you make it a point to have one night in Puerto Jimenez? Second, is Arenal. Third is up for grabs. Looking for a spot that is must-see, but isn't super super touristy. Osa is more our speed, but I really want to see and do the exciting things in Arenal. Third spot could be built around an incredible, must-do activity.

Seems that Monteverde and Arenal are somewhat similar and doing just Arenal will be satisfying.

2. Any excellent recommendations for lodging or restaurants for vegetarians?

3. Is everything cool with the local puddle-jumper airplanes? We may take one or two. Is it OK during the rainy season or do those flights tend to get grounded?

Thanks in advance for any advice that comes my way. Cheers!

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