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Input on Costa Rica itinerary!

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Hi, we (me, husband, and three boys ages 14, 11, 9) will be traveling to Costa Rica in April. In order to make this trip affordable since we typically need 2 hotel rooms (and 5 plane tickets!), I am trying to use Marriott points where possible. I want to spend as little time driving from one location to another. Would appreciate any input on this proposed itinerary. If anyone can give me accurate driving times between locations, I would really appreciate it. I've tried different online calculators, and the times vary wildly!

Day 1: Arrive SJO, rent car, and drive to Treehouse Hotel (just before Santa Clara) near La Fortuna. Stay 2 nights

Day 3: Transfer to Los Lagos for 2 nights. My kids will enjoy this place as they love waterslides. How close together are these two properties?

Day 5: Drive to JW Marriott Guanacaste, spend 3 nights. HOW LONG IS THIS DRIVE?
Thoughts on this hotel?

Day 8: Drive to Marriott San Jose for 2 nights. HOW LONG IS THIS DRIVE? Want to do a tour of coffee plantation, maybe chocolate tour, so thought one full day here would be good. Thoughts on this?

Day 10: Flight leaves SJO at 6:00 am. Ouch.

Would have preferred to fly out of Liberia from the JW Marriott, but we booked the flights using miles and could only get SJO.

Is it worth going to Guanacaste? I suppose we could go to Marriott Los Suenos, or even Manuel Antonio and stay somewhere not on points. Would SJO - Arenal - MA - SJO be significantly less time in the car than SJO - Arenal - Guanacaste - SJO?

Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!

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