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Drive from SJO to Arenal area--where to stop for dinner?

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Drive from SJO to Arenal area--where to stop for dinner?

We will be driven from SJO to Arenal Volcano area probably from 4-8ish. Can you suggest a particular town or restaurant worth stopping to grab a quick dinner? Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Drive from SJO to Arenal area--where to stop for dinner?

If you will be "driven" by someone else, such as a private driver, they will know the best places to stop and may even give you some choices and ask for your preference.

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2. Re: Drive from SJO to Arenal area--where to stop for dinner?

If you are driving yourself please rethink this plan. The sun sets around 5:30 and it's dark by 6:15. The road north of San Ramon is dark, winding with no shoulders and it is often fog-covered making it extremely difficult to drive in the dark. The 1st aprt of the drive is easy but you are doing the difficult part of the drive in the dark. Do yourself a favor and spend the 1st night in the Central Valley or in San Ramon and make this trip the next morning.

3. Re: Drive from SJO to Arenal area--where to stop for dinner?

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