Travel time between Costa Rican destinations

Jan 21st, 2003, 09:25 AM
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Travel time between Costa Rican destinations

I need to know what the travel time & conditions between these areas are please. (We plan on using either a bus, taxi or private driver.)

Guanacaste to Monteverde
Monteverde to Arenal
Arenal to Tamarindo
Tamarindo to Liberia

Jan 21st, 2003, 09:33 AM
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Where in Guanacaste are you staying? That will help us determine your drive time from that region to Monteverde.

Monteverde to Arenal: 3-1/2 to 4 hours
Arenal to Tamarindo:3 to 4 hours
Tamarindo to Liberia: 45 min to 1 hr.

Exact times will depend on traffic and weather. If taking a 'tico' buses, it will take longer depending on how many stops are made.
Jan 21st, 2003, 10:15 AM
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Arenal to Tamarindo is about 4 hours in good weather; the road is narrow and very winding around the lake until you get to Tilaran (potholes abound and there is a stretch of about 1/2 hour with no pavement), then from Tilaran to Liberia is all good. If you get motion sickness at all, the road from Arenal to Tilaran can really make you sick. Liberia to Tamarindo is 45 minutes and the road is very good except for about 3-4 km right before Tamarindo which is unpaved and can get really dusty.
Jan 21st, 2003, 10:36 AM
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Speaking of distances between locations. Does anyone know the distance either time and or mileage:
Between Limon and Tortuguero Park
Between Limon and Arenal
Between Tortuguero and Arenal

Jan 21st, 2003, 11:35 AM
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Thanks Ally & Iza. We will be staying on Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste.

Also, what is the travel time between Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste & Arenal? We’re considering just going to Arenal & skipping Monteverde. Will we miss out on too much if we do this?

Thanks again.
Jan 21st, 2003, 12:59 PM
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Jan 22nd, 2003, 07:20 AM
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hi can anyone tell me distance between San Jose and Ariel Tram and then ariel tram to Puntarenas??? Help - also any recomended drivers? We will have our luggage so need someone to stay with the car?
Jan 24th, 2003, 08:19 PM
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Travel time in the Guanacaste area can be affected by more than just pot holes. I was held up for quite awhile by cattle being moved along the road when going from Flamingo to Monteverde. LOL Good kodak moments

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