VOLCÁN ARENAL MAPA - COMO LLEGAR Y RUTAS
Somos su agencia de viajes en Playa Samara Costa Rica
We do not recommend driving at night because you will miss the great scenery. Our winding roads are in poor condition, only one lane in each direction -not fun when meeting a bus or a big truck with reflections in your windshield and your lane is narrow and without a shoulder, no (or faded at best) painted lines, no street or direction signs and road side assistance is practically nonexistent after 6 pm. Drive during the day - it's nicer and safer!
Because we are near the equator the sunrise is roughly at 5:30 AM and sunset is at 5:30 PM all year long.
Driving San Jose to Arenal: there is 2 routes on this map to Arenal. Shortest: blue, via San Ramon 3.5 hrs. Cultural: green via nice villages including Sarchi the country's handicraft capital, 4 hrs.
Arenal to or from Monteverde Cloud Forest: 4hrs. A 4x4 is strongly recommended for road clearance as there is many unexpected potholes and 50% of this route is a dirt road in poor condition. There is only 1 way, via Tilaran. Some maps are showing a road on the south side of the lake but it is impassable most of the time because there are 7 streams and rivers without a bridge. For shortcuts alternatives & more info, see: Arenal Volcano to Monteverde Costa Rica
Arenal to Tamarindo (5 hours): via Cañas.
Arenal to Jaco (4 hours) or Manuel Antonio (5.5 hour): via San Ramon - Atenas - Orotina.
We are working on new maps to Arenal including a more detailed one for the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica: Rincon de la Vieja, Santa Rosa National Park, Liberia, Liberia airport Costa Rica, Sugar Beach, Pochote, Potrero, Naranjo, Cabuyal, Ballena, Hermosa, Coco, Ocotal, Flamingo, Brasilito, Conchal, Playa Grande. Tamarindo, Langosta, Manzanillo, Ostinal Refuge, Ostional, Nosara, Guiones, Samara, Punta Islita, Caletas, Mal Pais, Cabo Blanco, Montezuma, Playa Tambor, Paquera & Puntarenas, Tempisque & Palo Verde. It should be ready in a couple of days.