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How is the van/boat trip from Manatus to Arenal?

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How is the van/boat trip from Manatus to Arenal?

Is it as rough and long as I hear in some reports?

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1. Re: How is the van/boat trip from Manatus to Arenal?

From Tortuguero to Arenal is about 5 hours. But it is not rough by any means.

You will take the boat from Tortuguero to Pavona where you can pick up a shuttle for Arenal. The boat trip is about an hour. The trip is rather long, but you will go through some interesting/beautiful areas and they will stop at least once - maybe more.

Your lodging can arrange this for you - it's around $50-$60 depending on where you are going in the Arenal area.

Edited: 2:30 pm, March 12, 2013
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2. Re: How is the van/boat trip from Manatus to Arenal?

thank you!

3. Re: How is the van/boat trip from Manatus to Arenal?

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