Lake Crossing to Monteverde or Arenal


This service is a scenic and the newest way to go or come from the Arenal Volcano region to the Monteverde area. Travelling to Monteverde via car can be a little weary as the road is very curvy. Lake crossing instead, can be really amusing due to the amazing views of the surrounding blue mountains, small islands and the Arenal Volcano. In general, Arenal Lake is a beautiful landmark which is very symbolic for Arenal’s citizens. This water body is also home to different kinds of resident and migratory birds, which luckily you may spot during your boat ride.

Once we get from your hotel to the Arenal Lake Dam, we will aboard a comfortable pontoon boat which is going to be our vehicle for the next 30-40 minutes (approx.) until we get to Río Chiquito -a little town at the other side of the lake. After another 1 ½ hour microbus ride we will arrive to the hotels in Monteverde area.



  • Boat Transportation
  • Microbus Transportation



  • Pick up at Hotel

    Our team will pick you up at your hotel or lodging place. Pick up times vary depending on your location and it will be provided upon reservation.

  • Arenal Lake Dam Arrival

    Once there, you’ll take a boat ride to Río Chiquito town which is going to lasts 30-40 minutes.

  • Río Chiquito town Arrival

    After such boat experience, a vehicle will be waiting for you to continue the journey to Monteverde area. This last part of the transfer will lasts around 1 ½ hour.

  • Good bye!

    We’ll drive you to your specific hotel in the Monteverde area. “Hasta luego”!