Great- we won't be there until Nov. Our cruising is over until the fall. We try to avoid the spring breakers & kids during the summer. Years ago we went to Costa Rica stopping at the port of Puntarenas. We decided to do a tour that included San Jose since there is NOTHING at the port to do & no decent beaches close by. As I can remember we went to the Britt coffee plantation for a tour, then had lunch & toured San Jose. It's quite a ride from the port (50 or 60 miles through the mountains)& actually a very scenic ride.
This year we'll be on the northern coast of Costa Rica, Limon - We have time to decide on what to do there.