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Driving from Arenal to Montezuma

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Driving from Arenal to Montezuma

Does anyone know a good driving route to go from Arenal to Montezuma WITHOUT taking the ferry? It seems that by the time we drive down to the ferry, wait in line for an hour or so, sail across, and then drive again, it might take the same amount of time to just drive all the way down. But is there a good safe route for this?

We will probably take the ferry on our return from Montezuma to San Jose.

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1. Re: Driving from Arenal to Montezuma

Anyone have a tip for this? RoadAdvisor?

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2. Re: Driving from Arenal to Montezuma

Viaggio...HOLA!

Thank you for asking!

Really only two ways...1- By the Paquera ferry.... 2- Drive by Amistad bridge...down to Nandayure and then to Montezuma...

Option 2 is WAY to much driving...and not very good road..beleive it or not is better to wait at the ferry...a lot better!

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Thanks, I knew the expert would have advice!

Ok, looks like we'll be taking the ferry both ways.

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4. Re: Driving from Arenal to Montezuma

Viaggio_00

You are quite correct in assuming the drive across the bridge would take as long as the ferry route. We had to drive the route across the bridge last month as didn't mind it at all. It is nice to break up the time with the ferry tho'. If it was me planning this trip, I would do the drive one way and take the ferry back rather than experiencing the same thing twice. If you are returning to San Jose, then take the ferry off the peninsula when you go back, take the bridge route from Arenal to Montezuma. If you make sure you are not in a rush, the drive is really not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Yes, the road between Naranjo and Paquera is bad, but then, so is the road from Paquera to Cobano (and this part is paved!). It's an adventure! Enjoy the trip!

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