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Feature: The Scenic Route

If you’re driving between Arenal and Monteverde, consider taking the scenic route through Tronadora and Río Chiquito instead of driving through Tilarán. The distance is a bit longer and the roads are a bit rougher, but the marvelous vistas are well worth it. Look for the turnoff to Río Chiquito about 1km east of Tronadora. Note: if you go this route, there are no gas stations between Nuevo Arenal and Santa Elena, and the gas gets guzzled on the rough mountain roads. Make sure you fill up when you can.