Private Taxi Boat Taxi Monteverde to Arenal

The Monteverde to Arenal private taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round and offers a flexible pick time as opposed to the 2 daily scheduled connections between Monteverde and Arenal.

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  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Any time between Thu Jan 01 1970 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) and Thu Jan 01 1970 16:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

The mountainous cloud forest of Monteverde and the town of La Fortuna are two of Costa Rica's favorite tourist destinations and are only 25 km apart. But, with a difference in altitude of 1,150 m, a steep drop and several roadblocks - namely, an active volcano, Costa Rica's largest lake, seven rivers and a rugged, densely forested mountain range -direct passage between the two towns is difficult, to say the least.

Making the trip by road entails a very bumpy 4 to 5 hour journey by car, or an 8 hour, 136 km bus journey, with a change-over in Tilaran. Two much more convenient routes are offered, taking hours off your travel time.

The trip combines comfortable door to door minivan transfers with a fun and scenic cruise across the tranquil Lake Arenal, where you will experience beautiful views of the majestic volcano and the forested Tilaran Mountain Range. You will also have the chance to see a variety of wetland birds such as king fishers, fly catchers, waders and other exotic species that abound on the lake shore.

All boats and mini-vans are comfortable, safe, fully insured and regularly inspected by the Department of Transport. Drivers and boat captains are experienced professionals and carry cell phones so that they can reach the main office or emergency contacts at any time.

IMPORTANT: Passengers should expect to carry their bags/luggage to and from the boat. Drivers will do their best to help if you have any problems with carrying heavy bags. Just let them know in advance.

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera.

What's included

Door to door minivan transfers with a fun and scenic cruise across the tranquil Lake Arenal


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

Traveler Comments

This was incredible and I highly recommend it to everyone traveling between Monteverde and Arenal. The drivers were all great and the view during the drive to the lake was absolutely gorgeous. The boat ride across the lake was amazing and I am so glad I got to experience it. The drive from the lake to our hotel was also great, with our driver pointing out wildlife along the way. This is a must-do for anyone traveling in this area.


The transport was like clockwork. We did not wait one second!