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the walk from the reception to our room was long and quite dark at night. espcially when you are tired from hiking and white water rafting all day
In a nutshell
Chances are, you will want to see Arenal and Monteverde, and on the map, the 2 are right next to each other.
Well, you have a choice, you can drive for hours on a really bad dirt track. Or, you can do a part drive, part ferry. Or you can go the long way round on a tarmack road.
We went for the 3rd option. If it had been dry, I think it is probably the best. But in heavy rain, we couldn't drive too fast and the road/ferry option was much better (so we were told by people who we left behind in Monteverde and met again in Arenal)
Written Jun 2, 2007
It cost $50 per person and they lie. It includs a so called "hike" and show you a video, they say most protected rainforest tour in Costa Rica which is definitley not true. They have cement paths. On the video they say they use trees that fell and cut into circles. And every now and then they feel sorry and plant a tree in the middle of the path. Well anyways on the sky tram We saw one tucan and thats about it. You can also see tops of trees, very exciting. On the video It said you will se a lot of animals. What a rip off...
Unique Suggestions: On the bright side you can always take a sky trek. We did not go to it but people say it is fun for you thrillsters.
Fun Alternatives: If you go to Aerinal just spend a day or two and go to the volcano. If you can get a nature air flight back to San Jose and get a Nature Air to Puerto Jimenez stay at the Lapa Rios. You have to book in 45 days in advance. They offer many tours for the rainforests and have a nice beach. I went there and loved it!
Updated Mar 17, 2007
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring light cotton cloths, good walking shoes, and a raincoat during the rainy season. Don't forget your sunglasses and head protection.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant with DEET, good protection for the intensive sun (factor 20).
Medical precaution: hepatitis A and B.
We didn't bring anything against malaria
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a flashlight because at night it sometimes happens that there is no electricity for short periods.
Miscellaneous: Bring an adaptor if equipment is not 110 Volt and american standard.
Make a copy of your passport and drivers licence and keep the originals in your hotel safe during day trips.
Written Jan 8, 2006
Great high wind sailing at Lake Arenal Dec-March with two rental places I recomend Tico Wind
Equipment: It is better to rent unless you want to spend the winter there. If so you can rent a spot to keep you gear at either of the rental places.
Written Oct 28, 2006