The park deserves 5 stars, but i rated overall experience with the driver.
We had the trip on April 28, just me and my mother, there was no other turists as it was already end of dry season.
Although we were only us in the trip, the driver was not flexible at all: we started the trip at 6.20 and at 11:30 we were already at lunch, although I mentioned several times that it’s too early and we would prefer to have it after we visit the park.
Lunch was ok, food was fresh, but location is poor, so lame - he said we are on a coffee plantation, but it looked like abandon bushes, low quality, felt like a joke.
We saw a REAL coffee plantation on the trip to Arenal, there is no comparison between the 2. The one we visited in this trip was awfull, the guide barely found 2 green beans to show us!!!! Remove it from your trips, it’s not worth it, people should see real coffee plantations, not dry bushes!!!
The trip ended at 15:30 (very early, although we still wanted to see some more).
The guide drove back to San Jose thinking maybe that he was in formula 1 competition, like a mad man.
He wanted to get back in San Jose as fast as possible and he abandon the main road, instead he drive on a mountain ( he called it Avocado mountain, don’t know if it’s true), with many serpentines and the mini bus felt like flying! I was really convinced that we will fly off the mountain to earch curve he took with maximum speed! And it was foggy!!!!!! Who hired him??? I should have reported him to the police, but it was our last day!
I think his name was Fernando, but not sure, but this can be easily checked with the provider!!!!
Awfull experience, hate it every minute of the trip and could’t wait to finish it!
Fire that mad driver, you put turists lives in his hands!