We are traveling to CR the week 12/25-12/31. I am deciding whether we should stick with our car rental or hire a driver. We are renting a house in Atenas, but plan to take day trips every day to Jaco, Poas volcano, Tajo Alto ziplines, and San Jose. We like to travel at our own pace rather than as part of larger tour groups. But I do enjoy the details and extra tidbits that guides provide. So, I'm open to hiring someone for the time we are there to drive us and lead us through some of the locations. However, we don't need a guide for everything. Sometimes we just need transportation to our scheduled adventures.