This trip was a real treat. Be prepared to experience a lot of riding in a van as San Jose is 2 hours from La Fortuna but the views along the way are nice. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of every place we visited and was really nice. We started by going to the Ox cart factory to learn the history of Ox carts, how they're made and the art surrounding the town. Then there was the drive to La Fortuna where we had a very nice lunch at a scenic restaurant. From there we went to view the Arenal volcano. Views were amazing and there weren't a lot of people out there. Lastly, we went to the Baldi hot springs to relax and unwind. Again, not very crowded and we were able to spend a good amount of time in all the springs- there were even some water slides! For the hot springs, I would recommend bringing sandals so you're not walking around barefoot. You can rent a towel or bring your own- I should have rented one so that I didn't have a wet towel to take back with me. You also have the time to shower and change clothes if you would like although the showers in the women's locker rooms did not work well. There was room in the back of the van if we packed a bag. After the springs, we had a buffet dinner at the resort. It wasn't the greatest dinner but it was food nonetheless. I went at the end of October so it showered off and on but not enough to delay any part of the trip. Overall a really good trip, I would give it 4.5/5 stars.