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Getting from Liberia to Monteverde

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Getting from Liberia to Monteverde

We (including 2 teenage girls) are flying into Liberia around 8 at night, and want to get to Monteverde. Looks like we have to take the final leg into Monteverde the next day (?), what are some good options for the first night? Where to stay that first night after many hours of travel and apprehension about being in a foreign country? How best to get to Monteverde ? Public transportation vs rental?

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1. Re: Getting from Liberia to Monteverde

The easiest way to get to Monteverde is to rent a car and drive yourself. Using the public bus is possible but a bit complicated and time consuming. I don't think there are any shared van shuttles so you would need to hire a private driver otherwise.

Hotels near the airport include Hotel Rincon del Llanos, Hotel Santa Ana and the Hilton Garden Inn. You can arrange to get picked up at any of these hotels by your rental car company. The rental agencies as well as the airport are all within 5 miles of these hotels.

Please don't be apprehensive about Costa Rica. It's a very friendly country and easy to get around. There are a lot of two-lane highways and some through the mountains - which might seem familiar to you. It's not hard to find your way to Monteverde -- look here for distances and driving times in Costa Rica as well as directions: www.yourtravelmap. Just in case, you can rent a GPS with your rental car.

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2. Re: Getting from Liberia to Monteverde

I just traveled some of that route. It is beautiful. Make sure you have a 4-wheel-drive vehicle and a GPS for Costa Rica (can be rented from the rental car company). The roads near Monteverde are like gravel driveways in the U.S.

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3. Re: Getting from Liberia to Monteverde

I just traveled some of that route. It is beautiful. Make sure you have a 4-wheel-drive vehicle and a GPS for Costa Rica (can be rented from the rental car company). The roads near Monteverde are like gravel driveways in the U.S.

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4. Re: Getting from Liberia to Monteverde

Thank you for the tips and encouragement!

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