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Puerto Viejo (Punta Uva) to Monteverde...Distance?

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Puerto Viejo (Punta Uva) to Monteverde...Distance?

How far is it from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde...Is it a fairly easy drive? Would a private driver be better? I'm in the early stages of planning out a trip for next year for 8 people. Probably go from Puerto Viejo to Arenal to Monteverde, but trying to see other options as well.

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1. Re: Puerto Viejo (Punta Uva) to Monteverde...Distance?

It would be more than 8hrs of driving, maybe best to go to Arenal first, a 5 hour drive, spend a few days there, and then head for Monteverde. If you have not been rafting, you can use the Exploradores Outdoors option as a way to get to Arenal from Punta Uva. Rafting, meals, transport for $99 pp. that's $60 more that you would pay Interbus for just transport.

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2. Re: Puerto Viejo (Punta Uva) to Monteverde...Distance?

Agree with Cubanon...it is a long drive...maybe it is the best to split it in two...of course is doable and I do it some times but is a long day!

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3. Re: Puerto Viejo (Punta Uva) to Monteverde...Distance?

Yeah, 8 hours is way too long ofa drive. Arenal will be a stop.

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