Thanks for the EXCELLENT ride report, whizzerwheel!
Your text and images kindle memories of a similar itinerary (San Jose to Volcan Arenal (what? you guys didn't ZIP-LINE?); Liberia to the coast; down to Tambor and ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya and return to San Jose); but on an ATV (street-legal there, as I'm sure you discovered!).
Pictures of pico de gallo on your plate whet my appetite!
Glad Costa Rica and its people remain as delightful as I remember them.