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Driving Route from Montezuma and Liberia

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Jackson, New Jersey
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Driving Route from Montezuma and Liberia

Going to CR in November despite the fact that it is rainy season! That being said, what is the best route to get from Montezuma (staying at the Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos) and Liberia Airport? In looking at a map it almost looks like taking the Ferry across the Peninsula and then taking the Super Highway could be an option. How many hours will it take to get from Point A to Point B?

We also will be staying in Samara (El Pequeno Gecko Verde) before Montezuma and wonder how the roads will be from that Point A to Point B? We have experienced CRs roads in the past but have heard that along the Pacific coast rivers rise and roads cannot be crossed. Would really appreciate any insight to this! Thanks so much!

Montezuma, Costa...
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1. Re: Driving Route from Montezuma and Liberia


You're right, don't do the coastal road in November - rivers are too high. From Samara/Liberia, go back out to the Panamericana highway, take the exit to Puntarenas and the ferry over.

From either place expect at least a good half day journey.

The ferry ride is beautiful

Like many others who live here full or part time, I love the rainy season, everything gets so green & lush. Also for visitors, the town is quieter and many hotels slash their prices

Hope that helps

Jackson, New Jersey
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2. Re: Driving Route from Montezuma and Liberia

thanks so much for your response! Are you familiar enough that if I gave you our entire itinerary you could map it out for us? Keeping inmind it will be the first 2 weeks in November 2012? If this is too much let me know! We have a fantastic CR map that is waterproof that we used last time while in CR (Caribbean side/Arenal/Monteverde) but it would be really great to hear first hand from someone who lives there! thanks so verymuch! And when they say rainy season do they mean ALL day or just showers?

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3. Re: Driving Route from Montezuma and Liberia

The best way to go from Montezuma to Liberia...is to take the road up to Nandadyure and to Nicoya...in Nicoya you can take the road to Samara ...is only 45 minutes...and then drive back to Nicoya and then to Liberia...it is very simple...

I will not take the ferry way is more complicated alot more driving!

Sincerely yours from PARADISE!


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