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Arenal or Monteverde

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Arenal or Monteverde

I'm curious your opinion of which is better or are they totally different. I've heard different views here.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Arenal or Monteverde

The two locations are nice...located at almost the same sea level...both offer rain forest vegetation...and weather about the same...

In my opinion if you really are into plants, insects, easy hikes, flowers...MONTEVERDE

If you like more action...ARENAL!!

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2. Re: Arenal or Monteverde

We have just returned from both locations and in my opinion they are quite different. Arenal is more open, more options for adventure, and Monteverde is like a mountain paradise, nature is at its best. Try both of them, you will not be disappointed. Gave them at least 3 nights each.

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