My husband and I are planning our one year anniversary trip to Cr. It is our first time. I know that it's the green season but CR is pretty high on our list and also closer than Hawaii from NYC. We are staying from September 23-27. 5 nights. Can you recommend areas that are drier? Also, with just 5 days, would you recommend hitting up two different parts or just stick with one? Arenal sounds great. Hot springs and volcanos sounds up our alley. I also was told we would love Tamarindo. Also, wether it is better to have a driver or rent a car. We love adventure. We like thoughtful hotels and aren't into mega resorts that are impersonal. Any recommendations are appreciated! Thank YOU!