One point that we omitted from the previous post was how impressed we have been with the tours we have taken. In general, we have not been persuaded that tours are value for money but in Costa Rica this view was changed. Never in a month of Sundays would we have seen as much wildlife on our own as we did when with the various guides. In Granada we have been on two (non wildlife) tours that have got us to places we couldn’t have gone unaccompanied (you’ll have to wait for the post to be written to find out what they were!)
Obviously the cost of these tours (generally $15-25 each plus any entrance fees) needs to be factored in when budgeting for the cost of a trip.