Subject: Costa Rica
Greetings ...

We've decided to go to Costa Rica next week for about 2 weeks. We are not the type to try to do everything so we are going to focus on the north ... not bother going to San Jose at all (unless someone here changes our mind) ..

We will focus on the Arenal/Monteverde area - do a 2 day horse trip with a reputable firm (suggestions?), canopy walk, etc -then maybe cano negro, palo verde, baulas for turtles (any this time of year?)

Anyone have suggestions? must dos? or donts?

I figure on using public transportation to get around - do you think that will work? should we rent a vehicle? we tend to not make reservations since there seems to be many reasonable places all over - are there locations where we absolutely have to have reservations?

Thanks, Harold Goldstein Washington D.C. area