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Paquete or Naranjo Ferry. What's the difference?

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Paquete or Naranjo Ferry. What's the difference?

We are driving from SJO to Santa Teresa in a few months and are planning on taking the Ferry. Problem is, not sure which of the two to take? What's the difference between the two? Any advantages of one over the other?

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1. Re: Paquete or Naranjo Ferry. What's the difference?

I meant to say PAQUERA. Damn auto correct.

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2. Re: Paquete or Naranjo Ferry. What's the difference?

The Paquera ferry will bring you closer to Santa Teresa.

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Yes, definitely take the Paquera ferry. And be careful after you get off the ferry. There are lots of potholes now. It is not uncommon for approaching drivers to be in your lane as they are trying to avoid the potholes in their lane.

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Thank you for the reply. Paquera it is then. How bad are the current road conditions between Paquera and ST/Malpais?

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We were there in May, and while the road is rough in places, it is a nice drive. You will run the gamut of smooth pavement to rutted dirt/gravel. Going through via Cobano, as opposed to Montezuma (not sure if that was an option you were looking at) would be my recommendation.

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Definitely take the Puntarenas to Paquera ferry. The road between Paquera and Cobano is paved but has many potholes. Be on your toes, watching for bottomless potholes and approaching vehicles. From Cobano to Santa Teresa, you have a mix of what was once paved road that has deteriorated to partly paved, mostly potholed and dirt washboard. It is a slow drive in sections and I recommend a 4x4 vehicle with good clearance and suspension. In a few months, the road could be in worse condition due to rain storms frequenting the area now.

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