From Arenal – See map #16
From San Jose:
You drive the Panamerican Highway # 1 via Alajuela, San Ramon, Puntarenas, At the Puntarenas intersection continue the road north towards Liberia. At kilometer 133 you will find the road to Sardinal on your right. Take that road up the mountains and you will reach Monteverde.
Another entrance will be continuing the Panamerican Highway passing the Sardinal entrance, to the kilometer 149. Just before the bridge at Lagarto River turn right, this gravel road will lead you also to Santa Elena and Monteverde.
If you are coming from Liberia or through the Tempisque bridge on the Panamerican Highway driving south to San Jose you will find the detour to the left to “Las Juntas”. Take that road and continue up the mountain, you will find signs to Santa Elena and Monteverde.
In this area you will find many unpaved roads that are easy to drive during the dry season (Nov – May). But please note that during the rainy season (May- November) it is recommend to drive them with extreme caution and with 4x4 only.