August 19, 2012 by admin
I couldn’t find much information on what this tour would be like and after taking the guys on trains all over I didn’t want to miss out.
I was surprised that most people on the train seemed to be over 50 and there was only one other child, and the train was packed! It was about a 45 minute ride to a lookout point where we got out to see Arenal while drinking a yummy hot sugary drink with cookies,
tried out one of their beautiful flushing outhouses,
walked around a bit and then got back on the train, reversed and went back the way we came. It was pretty expensive at 50 dollars each for the hubby and I and 35 each for the boys and it’s pretty much a train to see the forest and there is so much forest to see in Monteverde if you walk or zipline through. (So this is a great tour if you want to see the forest but don’t want to walk around-so it is a really good tour if you have stroller-age kids in tow.) We didn’t see any animals on the train but the hubby swore he saw a coatimundi when he took one of the guys to the bathroom. It might be more worthwhile to get a package that includes a meal because it looks like they have a nice buffet. And ultimately I am glad we went on this adventure but I would not brave the heart-attack inducing roads to get there again. Of course my little train-lovers were thrilled their train dream had been fulfilled.
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