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Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

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Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

I have read that Interbus is a cheap way to get from Puerto Viejo to Arenal.

I do not want to rent a car and drive.

Are there any other options to get from Puerto Viejo to Arenal?

I also saw Tucan Limo Service is good. Does anyone happen to know the approximate cost for that trip?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

Contacting Rocio at Tucan Limo will be the best way to get the exact cost. Not the cheapest but definitively one of the best in country. You can also try the regular bus, but it involves changing of buses. Try and search this forum, I know it has been discussed already.

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2. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

My favorite way to transfer is not the cheapest option and requires a ride on a whitewater raft. For far less than a private driver you can contact exploradoresoutdooors.com and book a day on the Pacuare River with pickup in Puerto Viejo and dropoff at the end of the day in Arenal for $99 including transport.

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3. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

Cfran, can you please resend the link... the one above isnt working. thank you!

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4. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

Great advice from crfan. Try this one: www.exploradoresoutdoors.com/

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5. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

just google exploradores outdoors and you'll pull up their website

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6. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

Agree 100% with Crfan, rafting is the way to go. Can also try Rios Tropicales http://www.riostropicales.com/

cheers

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7. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

Inca, while Rios Tropicales is a excellent outfitter, their cost from PV to Arenal is much higher than EO.

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8. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

Sorry Cubanon, didn't know... Both companies are very good but did not know one charged more than the other. Sorry folks.

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9. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

No worries Inca, just letting them know that it is a more pricy option.

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10. Re: Options for travel from Puerto Viejo to Arenal

Is it possible to do the raft trip from arenal to puerto viejo?