How to get to Monteverde
By Car from San Jose
The marker shows the location of our Hotel in Monteverde
Hotel Arco Iris Lodge is located on the edge of the village of Santa Elena, within walking distance of the bank, supermarket, shops, restaurants and the bus stop.
Public transportation and taxis are available to get to the the Santa Elena and Monteverde Reserves which are around three and a half miles away from Santa Elena.
By Private and Shuttle Transfers
Door to door to and from major destinations in Costa Rica. You will travel with other passengers in an AC minivan for around $45 up to $60 per person. Please contact us for information about schedules.
La Fortuna Taxi Boat
Truly the fastest way to get to/ from La Fortuna, Arenal, in just 2.5 – 3 hours. A taxi van takes you down to Lake Arenal where you cross the lake by boat. A cab picks you up on the other side to bring you to your hotel in Monteverde/La Fortuna. The ride costs US$ 26 per person (an extra US$ 25 if you go to/from the Observatory Lodge). Pick up in La Fortuna / Santa Elena at 8 am and 2 pm.
Door-to-door transportation to any destination within Costa Rica with a comfortable AC mini bus. All vehicles and passengers are fully insured.
You are free to make stops along the route to see attractions, eat or use restrooms. The pick up time can be at any hour. If you don’t want the hassle of driving your own car and have limited time to explore Costa Rica this may be a great option for you.
|Minibus from Monteverde to||1 – 5 people *|
|SJO International Airport (Alajuela)||US$ 175|
|La Fortuna / Arenal||US$ 180|
|Liberia Airport||US$ 175|
|Playa Coco, Flamingo, Tamarindo||US$ 195|
|Samara, Carrillo||US$ 185|
|Mal Pais, Montezuma (via ferry)||US$ 290|
|Manuel Antonio||US$ 215|
|San José||US$ 195|
|Other destinations please inquire
Rates can be subject to change.