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Denver, Colorado
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I am going to Costa Rica in January and spending two days in Arenal. I would really like to see the Monteverde cloud forest during that time. Do they have tours that go from Arenal? Can anyone suggest one?

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1. Re: Monteverde

Fastest way to get to Monteverde is using van-boat-van (sometimes called also jeep-boat-jeep or taxi-boat-taxi) service provided bz several companies in Arenal. For example Desafio departs 8.30 am from La Fortuna, and 2.00 pm Monteverde. It is a 3 hours trip each way, so you will have 2hrs 30 min to visit one of its cloud forest parks. Using private driver you could depart earlier and return later thus increasing your time in Monteverde. Travel time by car is cca. 4 hrs each way. There might be even dedicated tours to join but as far as I know, there are not many persons that are willing to spent 8 hrs in a car for being able to walk 4 hours in a cloud forest.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Monteverde

Agree with xelas....it is not worth it to visit Monteverde in a one day tour...stay at least one night...in one day tours the only happy person most of time is the tour operator...they laugh all the way to the bank...

Merry xmas


Denver, Colorado
posts: 7
3. Re: Monteverde

@ Xela @Roadadvisor: thanks you for your help.

Chicago, Illinois
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reviews: 135
4. Re: Monteverde

Its 4 hours eachway, you should allow 2 days in each area, though Monteverde is very overrated and touristy, there are other Cloudforest in CR far more authentic, like BraullioJust north of San Jose 1 hour.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5. Re: Monteverde

You are WELCOME...Jacky...

Merry Xmas..


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