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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Montelena Santa Elena
This hotel/hostel is definitely one of the best we've ever been in. The rooms are extremely tidy and spacious and the beds are pretty good as well. What makes this place stand out however is the very friendly staff. Miguel provided us with all the assitance we needed and was definitely the nicest hotel owner we've ever met.
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... 1000 Colon per day (2 US Dollars) was useless, and I will take this up with Thrifty and my credit card company later.
It was an approximate 3 hour drive from San Jose to the city of Fortuna. The biggest surprise this far into the trip (not the rental car issue, as I have come to expect such scams in third world countries) was the road conditions. The roads were better than 90 percent of the roads in the ...
... sanctuary" is really quite the right word; basically they take in wild animals who've been taken out of the wild for some reason (often captured to be used as pets; sometimes just found abandoned as babies, etc.), try to rehabilitate them so they can be released into the wild, and provide a comfortable life for those who can't be, for one reason or another. We were taken on a 2 hour tour around the grounds (it was a guide and one ...
Feeling surprisingly awake after 5 1/2 hours of sleep we quickly checked out of our room at 6:30 so that we could get the 8:00 bus to La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano). Walking through San Jose city with our backpacks for 1 hour gave us some practice for out future hikes in the heat, and was thankfully quite do-able!
Waiting for our bus we befriended 3 Americans, 2 from Minnesota and 1 ...