Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Mexico & Central America
Reload this Page >

Monteverde Cloud Forest or Cano Negro? Which one would you choose?

Monteverde Cloud Forest or Cano Negro? Which one would you choose?

Jan 25th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 15
Monteverde Cloud Forest or Cano Negro? Which one would you choose?

So we have 4 nights in the Arenal area which I am now thinking about splitting up between 2 hotels. We will be coming from Nosara and La Mansion Arenal Hotel is by the lake on the way to La Fortuna. So, option 1 is 2 nights at La Mansion where they offer a one day Monteverde Cloud Forest tour. I figure since it's slightly closer to to Monteverde, it might make sense to do the tour. Then we would stay 2 nights in a hotel near La Fortuna and would probably skip Cano Negro since 2 day trips so close together might be a bit much and there are so many activities around the volcano we want to do. Option 2 is 4 nights in a hotel near La Fortuna with the Cano Negro tour. So, which one would you chose? Besides Nosara, we will also be visiting Osa for 4 nights and 1 night at the Peace Lodge. Thanks in advance!
sfgirl77 is offline  
Jan 25th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,541
I could do either honestly. La Mansion has always seemed like it's in a great places with lovely views, so if you wanted to visit Monteverde without staying there that may be a great option. I would, though, find out exactly how long you will be traveling and how long you actually get to spend in Monteverde. I haven't done the Cano negro so can't comment on that, but there definitely are plenty of activities to fill either 2 or 4 days.
tully is offline  
Jan 25th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,611
If you want to see wildlife, I would strongly recomend Cano Negro. I saw as much there, as on the rest of the trip.
Keith is offline  
Jan 27th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 385
Well you can do Cano Negro as a day trip while you stay in Arenal.

I LOVE Monteverde and suggest a visit there at some point. The negative side is the roads to and out of Monteverde are HORRIBLE which makes transportion to there longer and unpleasant.
dariow is offline  
Jan 28th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 15
Thanks, everyone. It's so hard to decide which one to do - both seem amazing, but I'm afraid doing both in 4 days would be too much since they both take the majority of a day and we would miss out on some other amazing activities in the area.
sfgirl77 is offline  
Jan 28th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 23,878
We had to make the choice given our limited time, and we went with Cano Negro; we really loved it. Monteverde is still on my to-do list.
volcanogirl is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Mexico & Central America
Aug 28th, 2012 05:01 PM
Mexico & Central America
May 10th, 2007 06:44 PM
Mexico & Central America
Jan 24th, 2007 09:53 AM
Mexico & Central America
May 16th, 2005 10:00 AM
Mexico & Central America
Nov 29th, 2004 04:12 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:49 PM.