There is no better way to travel to your next destination than our famous Land-Boat-Land transportation to Monteverde! This is a great way to add a little excitement to your transfer.
The day starts off when you are picked up from your Arenal hotel. You will be driven to the dam at Lake Arenal and then board the boat.
Lake Arenal is the largest lake in Costa Rica. Three times its original size, the lake was dammed in the 1970s for the purpose of providing hydroelectric power to Costa Rican residents. The lake is 33 miles sq or 85 km sq, but you will only be crossing the eastern section, which will take about 30 minutes. The scenic lagoon is surrounded by emerald green hillsides and jungle. Of course, the magnificent Arenal Volcano can also be observed on clear days.
When you reach the other side you will change to a van for the remainder of the transfer to Monteverde. Along the way you will pass through a couple small villages and make your way up into the cloud forest. This is a scenic and beautiful rural drive through the real Costa Rican countryside.
The road between the lake and Monteverde is unpaved and can be quite bumpy at times, so participants should have a good sense of adventure. In addition you should be prepared to carry luggage to and from the boat.
This transfer is often referred to as the Jeep-Boat-Jeep, but they have not used jeeps since the early 1990s. These days the transfers are done with more comfortable and safe tour vans.
In total the Land-Boat-Land transfer to Monteverde takes around 3 hours, though this is subject to change. When you arrive to Monteverde you will be dropped off at your local hotel. While this is partially a tour, the primary focus is a transfer that saves you several hours of driving.
- Save time on your transfer to Montveverde
- Cross Lake Arenal by boat