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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
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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!
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Jan 25th, 2008, 10:37 AM
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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.
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Jan 25th, 2008, 12:53 PM
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If you want to see wildlife, I would strongly recomend Cano Negro. I saw as much there, as on the rest of the trip.
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Jan 27th, 2008, 04:55 PM
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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.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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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.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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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.
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