There is no easier place outside of the United States to drive than the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. With brand new, perfectly paved roads, you'll easily be able to get from the Liberia airport to the playas region or the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in no time. Unless you plan on going on extreme off-road adventures, you won't need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. While there are steep inclines to navigate, 4 wheel drive is not necessary.
While Costa Rica is a relatively small country, comparing in size to West Virginia or Denmark, it is home to a variety of different landscapes and terrain. What you experience in the southern part of the country is vastly different than the northern terrain.
The snorkeling in Costa Rica could rival any other major snorkeling destinations in the world. The crystal clear, pristine waters make it easy to join the underwater world and swim surrounded by colorful fish. After cutting through the waves and the water, we reached our first snorkeling spot. After gearing up, we jumped in and were not disappointed by the variety of different fish and underwater life we were able to see. After a what seemed like 5 minutes, but was more like 30, we climbed back aboard to race off to the next destination.
The lure of an untouched oasis of lush green rainforests, a variety of animals, and a vibrant underwater world would draw anyone to Costa Rica.