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how long by car to arenal volcano

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how long by car to arenal volcano

how long is the trip to arenal volcano from flamingo beach resort? what other tours are recommended?

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2. Re: how long by car to arenal volcano

Two ways to do it...by Liberia...4 hours and 30 minutes...

By Nicoya Puente de la Amistad...backtracking to Canas...about 5 hours...

If you have a car you can do Palo Verde on your own...for about $ 40..00 per person including...lunch...boat ride...

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4. Re: how long by car to arenal volcano

Hey Luis,

I've seen your estimates for lengths of drives on a few posts now, and seeing that I will be renting a vehicle myself when I go down, I've been using Google Maps to give me a rough idea of how long it will take from Point A to Point B.

If I take for example Playa Flamingo to Arenal (the town, not the volcano, which I can only assume is not that far away). Anyway, it comes up as a 2 hour and 26 minute drive using Route 1 and Route 142. How innacurate is Google in this case?

Thanks!

Dusan

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5. Re: how long by car to arenal volcano

HI Susan...thank you for trusting my times and my advice...let me try to answer your question...

From Flamingo to Arenal... by Liberia...you have to drive to Liberia from Flamingo...about 1 hour...from Liberia to Canas another hour...from Canas to Nuevo Arenal another hour...from Nuevo Arenal to Tabacon around the lake another hour...from Tabacon to La Fortuna...25 minutes...total...4 hours 25 minutes...

Google estimate the driving time based on number of miles or kilometers...then divided on 55 mph or 80 Kph...and they come up with a ETA ...wich basically it is totally wrong since the are taking a number of miles or kms..in a straight way...and that is not the road is...

Thank you Susan once again ...

You can do Palo Verde on your won and save a lot of money...you do not need to book the tour with any middle person or company!

Sincerely yours from PARADISE!

Luis aka roadadvisor

Edited: 4:44 pm, February 04, 2011
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The name is Dusan.. with a D :P

Thanks for the explanation! It makes a lot of sense now.

I'll have to be careful about my timing on things then. Do you mind if I send you my routes to estimate the time of travel?

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7. Re: how long by car to arenal volcano

First let me apology for the spelling of your name...I need glasses or a strong coffee or both...sorry DUSAN...

You can even mail me direct at my personal mail...luis@tucanlimoservices.com....

Send me the itinerary to time the different routes...

Sincerely yours from PARADISE!

luis aka roadadvisor

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