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Adventure Options for La Fortuna/ Arenal then Monteverde

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Adventure Options for La Fortuna/ Arenal then Monteverde

We are pretty active and adventurous but want to see the most amazing picturesque sites in these two areas as well. Staying in La Fortuna for two days and nights then Monteverde for one day and night.

Thinking about this as a plan but would appreciate best of the area advice or suggestions.

In La Fortuna/ Arenal area- Canyoning and hanging bridges or rafting, visiting hot springs possibly and for sure Arenal observation area one evening (are the hanging bridges in this area or Monteverde?

In Monteverde we will arrive around noon and leave the next morning ;-( We were thinking of a Monteverde cloud forest hike or tour of some sort and then a nocturnal tour/hike.

We will be hitting Mal Pais and then Manuel Antonio for the rest of our trip so if ziplining is better around MA then maybe we will just do it there.


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1. Re: Adventure Options for La Fortuna/ Arenal then Monteverde

I would suggest you do the hanging bridges and any canopy tours in Monteverde. company in the area is Skytrek for that - www.skyadventures.travel/index/index.html

In Arenal area the best river is the Toro, class 3 -4 . The best tour provider IMO for the area is Desafio - http://www.desafiocostarica.com/

I suggest you look into Rio Celeste if you want something different and truly memorable - PICS - http://bit.ly/d3eX1U A chemical reaction from the volcano turns the water an unbelievable blue.

Good Travels



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Edited: 1:30 am, February 05, 2010
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2. Re: Adventure Options for La Fortuna/ Arenal then Monteverde

Inca just give you some great advice!


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3. Re: Adventure Options for La Fortuna/ Arenal then Monteverde

For hiking and wildlife you can have a look at: www.tarabatours.com

Excellent guideded tours

For adventure: www.desafiocostarica.com and www.skytrek.com

Maybe Venado Caves

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