Trapp Family Lodge

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LG Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Transportation from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

by star8

We are planning on visiting Monteverde in March. What is the best way of getting to Manuel Antonio from Monteverde? Around how much does it cost? Thanks

Re: Transportation from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

by amg10

are you planning on going to the pacific beaches near and south of tamarindo? if so, rent a car on the coast and drive to manual. the drive is great, you pass a really cool bridge where you can see HUGE american crocodilles. people get out and stop on the bridge to watch them.
i believe the drive from the pacific coast (around samara) to manuel was around 4 hours.

Re: Transportation from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

by alf41


While the easiest option would be to drive, you are able to do this by bus without spending the whole day getting to San Jose and back to the Pacific. In downtown Santa Elena there is a little office of a company named Transmonteverde S.A. and they have several connections to the Pacific side. You might get lucky and have one take you directly from there to the Parrita/Manuel Antonio Area, or maybe to Puntarenas and taking another bus there to Manuel Antonio.

I am not of much help, as like I said, I travel on my car, but you should definitely be able to make this without having unnecessary ground covered, but be willing to make two or three stops to board another bus (Monteverde-> Puntarenas -> Maybe Quepos or Parrita -> Manuel Antonio). Regarding cost, in the worst case it would be around $25/person.

The local Monteverde Tourist Info Centers might be able to help you too.

Travel Tips for Monteverde

12 Zones-30 Kinds of Rain Forest

by grandmaR

In 1947, the biologist L.H. Holdridge introduced a system of classifying vegetation types or "zones" by analyzing combinations of temperature, rainfall, and seasonality. Each zone has a distinctive natural vegetation and ecosystem. Costa Rica has 12 such zones, ranging from tidal mangrove swamps to subalpine paramó, with its stunted dwarf plants above the timberline atop the high mountains

You can obtain a life zone map from the Tropical Science Center (Calle 1, Avenidas 4/6), a private nonprofit organization which operates the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Within the rainforest area, botanists have made distinctions between 30 or so different types of rainforest. The species that live and grow in each type is determined by temperature and rainfall. Tropical evergreen rainforest exists in areas of high rainfall (at least 200 cm) and regular high temperatures averaging no less than 77deg. F. In Costa Rica, the lush tropical evergreen rainforest of the Caribbean lowlands gives way on the Pacific side to a seasonally dry evergreen forest in the well-watered south, and tropical deciduous forest--dry forest--in the northwest.. The Children's Eternal Rain Forest has three forest types: seasonal evergreen forest, cloud forest and a seasonal rain forest.

Each of the areas has plants and animals in common, but slightly different amounts of rain and temperature (partly due to differences in elevation) means that the animals and plants are different in distribution. Each different trail and area has it's own plants and animals to look at.

Draft animals are still used for farming/hauling

by frank_delargy

Be careful on the roads as you may quickly come up to an ox-cart or horses. In many ways these make more sense than a tractor, but I'm sure 20 years from now all we will see is tractors. You will of course still need to watch out for those!

Cannoping in MonteVerde

by Haditos

Canopy is a must right here, it's a little extreme but it worth. We do at Sky Trek and it was little scary at the begining, they give you like 6 training cables, and the ending 5 are great. You can't see the end in some of them. We do it in Sky Trek and they provide all the equipment.

Suspension Bridges

by yelli

This bridge tour was part of the Selvatura package. There were 8 bridges, suspended high over canyons and waterfalls. Birdwatchers can look for the resplendant quetzal (we didnt see any in our short stay - : ( ). It is a self guided tour and takes around an hour and a half. The cost was $8 but its worth it! It's best to go after the zipline if you are planning to do that.

Hiking in the Monteverde Cloud Forest National Pk

by Snipernurse

The park offers a small variety of hikes which all provide low impact exercise and great scenary. You will really experience why they call the area a "cloud" forest and will love the lush green that surrounds you. Bring along your iPod and camera and stroll away. It is definately worth a day here. Park is open 7am-4pm and entrance when I went was 12$. I hiked the most popular hike which leads to a lookout point at which you can see the Ocean near the Nicoya Peninsula. The view is average, as the dense fog obscures, but it is worth seeing. Make sure you grab a map of the park on your way in, you will find it's exceedingly easy to navigate your way around


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