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Activities from Tabacon without a car

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Activities from Tabacon without a car

Hi everyone, we are staying 4 nights in Tabacon in July without a car. I was wondering whether it would be better to get the tour+transportation packages for the Hanging Bridges, or take a taxi and reserve the tour-only option. How much is the taxi from Tabacon to Sky Tram and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park? We are 2 adults + 2 kids. Additionally, how much is a taxi to La Fortuna restaurant area?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

We've always done the tour plus transportation option, just has been easier for us - taxis are not readily available at attractions so you'd have to call for one and wait or prearrange with them for a specific pickup time. Have not stayed at Tabacon, so can't quote you exact prices for taxi service, but if you email the hotel they could provide you with that information. We stayed at AOL out near the lake on our last trip, and a taxi was $30 one way. Tabacon is much closer to town so would definitely be less than that. There's also a shuttle available for much cheaper. We took it from AOL to town, and it was only $8 per person. You'd have to check to see if it goes to the areas that interest you.

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3. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

Tita, can you please post a link for the unlimited pass?

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4. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

Misrtico...hanging bridges

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5. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

You can rely on transportation arranged by each attraction, too.

Go to the site of each place of interest and pretend to do a random upcoming date booking for a tour or self guided (entrance fee only), with and without transportation added. E.g., Mistico self guided hanging bridges fee will be US$26, but with transportation from Tabacon added, per person, - US$44. https://misticopark.com/book-now/ .

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6. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

If that is $18 per person extra it is crazy for a family of four. Maybe I am reading it wrong but it not, take a cab.

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7. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

For 2 adults and 2 kids up to 10 yrs of age, from Tabacon to Mistico, self guided bridges + transportation = US$124. If one of both the kids are older, the price is a bit higher. I imagine it will be return Transportation.

Compare with the taxi, paid by car, not per person, multiple the taxi x 2.

Edited: 7:58 pm, June 07, 2018
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9. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

Thank you guys, yes I definitely think we are better off taking the unlimited shuttle +random taxi for the cases in which we can't rely on the shuttle. Since it's the four of us, even taxi comes cheaper than 4 times the pick-up service the tour companies provide. In particular the Tabacon - Místico distance is quite short, so a taxi ride shouldn't be more than $15 each way I think...

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10. Re: Activities from Tabacon without a car

One trip we hired a taxi for the day for $50 - they took us all the way out to the waterfall, picked us up later, took us to dinner, etc. We got the recommendation for a driver from our hotel. They'll usually give you their business card if you want to call their cell for a pickup.

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