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Drive between arenal and montverde

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Drive between arenal and montverde

Last report I saw was 2011. Don't mind bumpy conditions and going slow. Have 4 x4. Info I have says up to 9 hours. Is that correct? In 2011 people were saying 4 hours- just need to drive slow. Have conditions changed drastically? Want to make trip next week.

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1. Re: Drive between arenal and montverde

It's 3.5-4 hours and only the last bit is "bumpy."

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2. Re: Drive between arenal and montverde

In last year several reported about the same driving time as Hattie mentioned. Even with stops for photos and buying goods at German bakery, it should not be longer then 4 hours.

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3. Re: Drive between arenal and montverde

Thank you very much. Do you know if during the week and this time of year if montverde reaches capacity by 10AM

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4. Re: Drive between arenal and montverde

We drove it last November. Round the lake from Arenal to Tilaran is fine, all good paved roads albeit meandering ones, with beautiful views. That's the majority of the journey by distance but the last stretch is 30 km/h of rocky/bumpy track and took about an hour. Total 3.5 hrs or 4 with a stop (like we did).

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5. Re: Drive between arenal and montverde

Yes it's just the last @1 hour that's a bumpy road. For the best animal & bird watching you want to be there FIRST thing in the morning so I would leave early!!!

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