There is a new road named #27 that will help to save time driving to Monteverde. This road goes from San Jose downtown straight to Puntarenas Province, crossing the central mountain range through the towns of Atenas and Orotina. It takes about 1.15 hours diving to get to Puntarenas and then you will be catching the Interamerican Highway #1.
About 20 kilometers more, past the turnoff for Puntarenas, there will be a marked turnoff for Sardinal, Santa Elena and Monteverde. From this turnoff, the road is paved almost as far as the tiny town of Guacimal. From here it´s another 17 kms to Santa Elena. The final going is slow because the road into Santa Elena is rough, unpaved dirt-and-gravel affairs.
Drive carefuly because the last part of the road in under construction.
A great travel tool is the GPS. Every Car Rental in Costa Rica offers this service.However, once you arrive, the roads in and around Santa Elena are paved, including all the way to Cerro Plano, and about halfway to the Cloud Forest Preserve
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