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Need help planning a 8-day vacation!

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Irvine, CA
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Need help planning a 8-day vacation!

I will be staying in Playa Conchal for one week in May. I would really like to see Arenal and Monteverde but I would only have time to stay 2 days/1 night. Would that be enough time to make it worth the 4-5 hour drive? Or would my time be better spent seeing the sites closer to Playa Conchal? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Wayne, New Jersey
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1. Re: Need help planning a 8-day vacation!

2 days and 1 night is not enough time to enjoy both. Pick one and make the most of it. Arinal is always chancy, as you might not get good views if its rainy. When its clear at night, though, its well worth it. Monteverde is a nature lovers dream.

For closer trips: You can get a volcano experience, more up close but not as spectacular at Rincon de la Vieja. An alternative nature experience could be Palo Verde boat trip.

Either way, your still in Costa Rica! Enjoy.