Another must-see destination in Costa Rica is Volcan Arenal. The best way to get there from Santa Elena / Monteverde is the jeep-boat-jeep method. The wonderful folks at Pension Santa Elena made the arrangements and we were off.
Left: The boat portion of the jeep-boat-jeep trip to Volcan Arenal. A much cooler and much shorter way to travel than by local bus. Besides, the views of the volcano from the boat are great!