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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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... and I bought jerseys because we wanted in on the fun and the locals all shout "Pura Vida" at you as your walking down the street. It's so neat! The next game is Tuesday so I'll be with my host family and maybe it will be like a big viewing party. That would be great! We had another great dinner at another great restaurant. Tomorrow were off to the Manuel Antonio Beaches and it's a 5 hour bus ride from Monteverde. Should be ...
... an awesome end to our day.
In order to get to Monteverde from La Fortuna, you have to get a "jeep-boat-jeep" for a total of 3 hours. We eagerly awaited our adventure to begin, but as I had suspected and had been warned by people who had completed this adventure, the "Jeep" part of this voyage was in fact an ordinary small tourist bus. The boat across Arsenal lake did in fact exist and it was a beautiful day, so the adventure continues.
... to ourselves. There were a few other tourists, but mainly older and easily outpaced. Wasn't a strenuous hike, but the park is beautifully set up. The trail blends right in to the surroundings and gives the sensation of walking through ancient ruins. We lingered about the hanging bridge in the canopy and the view point at the top. Was a wall of white at the view point due to the clouds, but it held its own kind of beauty. Reminded me of the top of the ski slope, before you're ...