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Basic Services

In Monteverde you will find most all the necessary services that you may need. Most services are avialable in the town of Santa Elena which serves the Monteverde area. (see map page)

INTERNET & EMAIL
There are various Internet cafes in Santa Elena to go surf the web and get in contact with your relatives back home. Tranquilo is proud to be the home of www.monteverdecostarica.info

FOOD
There are several places in Monteverde where you can find groceries. The best place is the "Supermercado La Esperanza". For restaurants recommendations would be the Morphos Restaurant in Santa Elena and the Sofia and Delucia Restaurants in the Cerro Plano area, or the Tramonti which features Italian cuisine. And for a great breakfast or lunch be sure to eat at the famous Stella's Bakery which is a great place to stop (opens 6:00AM) early on your way to the Reserve.

BANKING
There are 2 banks in Santa Elena, the Banco Popular and the Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, and there are 2 ATM machines in town you can use.

TRANSPORTATION
There are several ways to get in and out of Monteverde depending on where you are going or coming from. Private transportation, rental cars, public bus. Below are the bus schedules. If you need driving directions just send us a mail!

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Monteverde
Puntarenas
6:00am
2:00pm
US$2
Monteverde
San Jose
6:30am - 2:30pm
6:30am - 2:30pm
US$5
Monteverde
Tilaran
7:00am
1:30pm
US$2
Monteverde
Las Juntas
4:00am
2:00pm
US$1,5

MEDICAL SERVICES
There is a pharmacy just down the hill from the supermarket (Farmacia Monteverde) in Santa Elena. There is a doctor at this pharmacy in case of emergency. Doctor Rosales 645-7110.

 
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