Hi everyone! We're interested in going to Costa Rica for our honeymoon in April, so I've been researching a little bit about it lately but I'm wondering if anyone could offer me some advice? Here is what I have in mind for the trip: I would like to stay in a volcano region for the first 2 or 3 days of the trip. It would be nice to find a package that includes our meals and tours, definitely would like to do a hot springs tour here (I would also like to find a hotel where you have an outdoor shower on your own private patio). Then I would like to go and stay at an all inclusive resort for the rest of the week on a coastline. It would be nice to find a package that includes all of our meals and all of our drinks (I would also like to find a hotel where you have your own private bungalow). We would also like to look into going deep sea fisihing on our last day there. In my research, I found that it might make sense to could fly into Liberia, stay in the Arenal volcano area & then travel to and stay in the Papagayo area.
Do the areas that I mentioned above make sense or are there better locations that I should be looking into (I don't really want to have a drive of over 3 hours at any point during the trip)? How would we get around while we're there (airport transportation and transportation between resorts)? Do you suggest me booking everything separately on my own, or going through a travel company who could arrange our entire week? If so, which company? Does anybody think we could do this type of vacation for under $5K? Any other input you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!