I am going to Costa Rica in Aug, flying into SJO around noon on the 21st and flying out around noon on 27th. I want to go to Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo area and may be squeeze in a tour of Poas volcano if possible.
What I'm thinking is:
8/21 - Fly in. Night in Alajuela, visit Poas Volcano
8/22 - Bus to Puerto Viejo. Walk around parks/beaches
8/23 - Scuba/rafting trip from Puerto Viejo
8/24 - Boat journey to Tortuguero from Moin
8/25 - Tour of Tortuguero
8/26 - Boat/bus to San Jose. Explore the city
8/27 - Fly back home
For some reason I don't feel it is the best use of my time. Any suggestion? Should I visit Poas or go straight to Puerto Viejo on 21st? I haven't considered any weather related disruptions.
Also suggestions for budget places to stay and parks/beaches to visit in the south Caribbean will be very helpful.