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How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

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How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

Hi,

We did not plan Monteverde into our CR trip planning. I'm starting to doubt this. We are staying in SJ for 1 day at arrival; and one when we leave. Staying a few nights in Saraqui and Hereditia; 5 nights in Arenal and 5 in Manual Antonio.

We do not have a car.

Would a day trip to Monteverde be feasible? If so, which activity would you suggest?

Thank you.

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1. Re: How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

No I would not recommend a daytrip as its 3 hours of travel time each way and you'd miss the hours when wildlife is most active. You could shave a night off both Arenal and Manuel Antonio and spend them in Monteverde using the jeep- boat-jeep transfer from Arenal across the lake to Monteverde and then one of the shared shuttle services from Monteverde to MA.

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2. Re: How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

3 hours as the crow flies. Agree with Crfan that it is not a good idea to try and do this as a daytrip.

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3. Re: How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

No good idea...is a long drive...and not much time in Monteverde...welll that of course depends how long you were planning to stay there...but for a round ttrip to Monteverde same day...it is not worth it!!

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4. Re: How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

A day trip to Montverde is too long of a day, I would suiggest to take 1 night out in Arenal and 1 night out in Montverde to stay a couple of nights in Monteverde. From Arenal to Montverde take the shared land and boat tfr, it is not expensive and you will ssave 1 and a half hours on the road.

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5. Re: How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

Agree with prior Travel Agent advice..

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6. Re: How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

THank you everyone. We'll keep our original plan.

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7. Re: How far is Monteverde from Arenal?

You are WECLOME

Please enjoy our country as much as we do...

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