Arenal Lake Crossing La Fortuna to Monteverde
Arenal Lake crossing, half tour – half transfer is an scenic, fast and the newest way to go or come from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano area) to the Monteverde area.
Around 7:30 a.m. we start picking everybody from the hotels in La Fortuna for a 30 minutes drive to the Arenal Lake Dam.
There we will aboard into a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat for a 30 to 40 minutes (aprox.) ride to Río Chiquito, a little town at the other side of the lake.
Arenal Lake is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica, it was man made in 1974 to provide hydroelectric energy for the country. It is also a place where you can find different kinds of resident and migratory birds. Sometimes mammals can be seen in the surroundings, also great views of the Arenal Volcano when it’s clear.
Once at Río Chiquito, we’ll leave the boat and make a short break to strength the legs, after, another 1 hour thirty minutes microbus ride to get to the hotels in the Monteverde area, sometimes during the rainy season this transfer could take longer.
3 1 / 2 hours approx.