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Please comment on our Monteverde area itinerary

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1. Posted by travelus08 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 17 Apr '12 05:24

I will be in Costa Rica next week and am still undecided about an exact itinerary in the Monteverde area. This is what we currently have.

Day 1 - Arrive - Afternoon free, Hidden Valley Night tour
Day 2 - El Selvatura walkways tour, hummingbird and butterfly gardens, early afternoon coffee tour
Day 3 - morning free time, leave at 11AM

I have a few questions.

1 - Are people usually tired after the van/boat/van transfer from Arenal or would it be okay to schedule something in the afternoon?
2 - Is the scenery at the Santa Elena Reserve and Monteverde Reserve and El Selvatura very similar or very different?
3 - Would it make sense to move a coffee tour to early in the afternoon on Day 1 or fit it in Day 2 to give me some time to go to the Santa Elena Reserve?

Here are some possible itinerary changes where the timing will work.

Day 1 - Arrive - Cafe Monteverde tour, Hidden Valley Night tour
Day 2 - El Selvatura walkways tour, hummingbird and butterfly gardens, afternoon could be Santa Elena or Monteverde Reserve
Day 3 - morning free time, leave at 11AM

Day 1 - Arrive - Monteverde Reserve if we feel up to it, Hidden Valley Night tour
Day 2 - El Selvatura walkways tour, hummingbird and butterfly gardens, 1.5 hours at Santa Elena and time for the later afternoon
Don Juan or El Trapiche tour
Day 3 - morning free time, leave at 11AM

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Apr-2012, at 05:35 by travelus08 ]

2. Posted by Kaaaaaaren (Budding Member, 9 posts) 13 May '12 13:52

I'm probably too late to answer this now, but the only thing I can see missing from your itinerary is latin americas highest bungee jump (if you like adrenaline). Its in a beautiful valley in Monte Verde overlooking the cloud forest.

I think you can probably fit more into your days than you have planned too. Sure it might be a little tiring but well worth it, there's a lot to see and do in Monte Verde so you're best getting the most out of it while you're there.

Anyway, as it looks like you've already been now, hope you had a great time!

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