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Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

by /bio/dannyc »

On Christmas Eve, we are driving from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde.  I expect that the drive will take almost all day, but we will need a break or two to stretch our legs and to have something to eat.  I am thinking of stopping in Puntarenas (which is very nearly the middle of our drive) but it requires a 15-mile detour.  Does anyone familiar with this drive have a comment or suggestion?

Thants DannC

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RE: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

by /bio/miss_molly »

Playa Herradura is a little closer to the highway, but not half way through your trip. Still, worth considering. 

http://www.anywherecostarica.com/destinations/playa-herradura

 

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RE: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

by /bio/dannyc »

In Response to Re: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde:[QUOTE]

Playa Herradura is a little closer to the highway, but not half way through your trip. Still, worth considering. 

http://www.anywherecostarica.com/destinations/playa-herradura

 


Posted by Miss_Molly[/QUOTE]

Miss Molly
Thank-you for the suggestion, if traffic is not too heavy I would probably enjoy Playa Herradura.  It would be a good stop if we break the drive into three segments with two stops.

By the way, are you affiliated with anywherecostarica?  I worked with Erick there to schedule all of our lodging and activities.  Their site and staff have been very important in helping arrange our first vacation in Costa Rica.

Thanks Again, DannyC

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RE: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

by /bio/miss_molly »

I've been researching a trip of my own to Costa Rica, and I've found Anywhere very useful for general information. They tend to pop up on the first page of my Google searches. 

Happy planning! 

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RE: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

by /bio/catalina_cuervo »

Hi DannyC!

One area that is a "must see" stop would be the Tarcoles River Bridge. You can make this stop on the way to or from Manuel Antonio. This is about halfway and it does not require going off the course. You can photograph the crocodiles that are found around the bridge area.
 

Herradura is a rocky beach. Here is a nice restaurant called Pelicano that is on the left as you are pulling into the beach area. Try the Ceviche!

You can see more photos in my profile gallery on Frommers, have a fun trip cool

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RE: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

by /bio/cllevenlll »

When figuring out driving time from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde, bear in mind that road conditions from the main road into Monrteverde are primitive.  It took us at least one hour to go that distance, which, as I recall, was about 12 miles straight up.

Carol

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RE: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

by /bio/dannyc »

In Response to Re: Stops on drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde:[QUOTE]

Hi DannyC!

One area that is a "must see" stop would be the Tarcoles River Bridge. You can make this stop on the way to or from Manuel Antonio. This is about halfway and it does not require going off the course. You can photograph the crocodiles that are found around the bridge area.
 

Herradura is a rocky beach. Here is a nice restaurant called Pelicano that is on the left as you are pulling into the beach area. Try the Ceviche!

You can see more photos in my profile gallery on Frommers, have a fun trip cool


Posted by Catalina_Cuervo[/QUOTE]


Catalina,

You are right the crocs seem like a VERY convenient stop as the viewing is right off of the highway bridge.  The still photos on the web don't capture the site like some of the video posts on YouTube. Also from everything I had read I expected the highway and bridge to be terrible but in videos it looks very nice. I assume there is limited parking at both ends of the bridge, of course I can check this out when we drive into Manuel Antonio.  I agree "Must See"

Thanks, DannyC

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