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Drive time from Arenal

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Drive time from Arenal

Is it feasible to drive from Arenal, leaving noonish, and get to Samara or Carillo before dark? Also, any lodging recommendations near Carillo that have cooking facilities (under $60)? Any good scuba dive operators at Carillo or Samara?

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1. Re: Drive time from Arenal

We just did that drive at the end of January and we left Arenal around 10:30am and arrived in Nosara (which is a longer drive than to Samara) around 3:30pm with a couple of stops (food, souvenirs and gas). You should be good.

We went snorkeling in Samara through Carrillo EcoTours (I think that was the name).

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2. Re: Drive time from Arenal

It should take around 4.5 hours to drive from La Fortuna to Samara. You can get all the driving times from this route planner:


You will be able to find accommodations for 2 under $60. The Hotel Flying Crocodile has an anniversary offer at the moment:


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