Hello everyone! My wife and I are planning a trip to Costa Rica in February and have a few questions about getting around. One of the flights we are considering arrives at SJO around 4:00 p.m. Would there be enough time to go through customs, immigration, pick up our rental car and make the trip to Poas lodge before dark? I can't imagine the difficulty driving in the dark in a place as unfamiliar as Costa Rica.
Also, the next day we are planning to view Poas volcano, visiting La Paz waterfalls and then drive to the Arenal area. I have heard that the road from La Paz to Fortuna was pretty much destroyed by an earthquake a few years back. Is this road safe to travel now or should I plan to travel to Arenal the long way around?