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Cloud Forest & Panic Attacks! Help!

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Cloud Forest & Panic Attacks! Help!

Planning to go to Rui Palace in June and looking at the cloud forest trip. One post said it's a five hour bus ride. I am afraid of mountain roads and wonder if anyone was ever a little panicked on the bus to the cloud forest?

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1. Re: Cloud Forest & Panic Attacks! Help!

If you're saying you get panic attacks then it's really not worth it, is it?

For yourself, the staff and other passengers.

And yes its a very long drive too, really not worth it as a day trip IMO.

There are other great tours including Palo Verde, RIncon de la VIeja much closer and no scary roads.

Wishing you a great trip!

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2. Re: Cloud Forest & Panic Attacks! Help!

Monteverde is 4 hours from the Riu palace. As for mountain roads, you do climb in altitude (monteverde is around 1600 meters above sea level) but I don't recall the roads being horrendous in terms of 'mountain' roads. Sure in some places there are drop offs to the side but I've certainly seen worse in a few places. It's also worth noting that the roads are very bumpy and so vehicles can't go too fast. Not sure this would be a good or a bad thing for you. The 'mountain' roads make up about 90 minutes of the 4 hour journey.

As the previous poster said, if your going to get so anxious about it, it's probably not worth it. I was a bit underwhelmed with monteverde if I'm honest. Personally I much preferred Arenal. There are no mountain roads at arenal so that may be an alternative for you.

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