My wife, daughter (9) and I will be flying into San Jose June 20th and renting a vehicle for a trip to Arenal. I've visited CR on many occasions but not recently (10 years). This is also my first trip to Arenal. I enjoy researching these adventures and appreciate all the good info I've received on this forum. My questions (finally) are about my arrival logistics. It will be late afternoon and I have no desire to head into the mountains in the dark. Honestly all the rental car hi-jinks I've seen posted have me a little freaked out. I have driven from Cahuita to Playa Flamingo to Manuel Antonio. It is incredible. Oh yeah, the questions! What is the most reputable car rental? And what mid to upper tier hotel or BB would offer the most seamless transfer the morning we leave. I have little interest in driving around San Jose. I'm assuming I could reverse the protocol when we come back. Turn the car in the evening before our flight. CR is my favorite exotic destination and my 9 year old is fearless. Any and all suggestions about the La Fortuna area are appreciated. During the off season I usually show up without reservations, you can actually SEE what you are renting, there are so many choices.