Jardines Arenal Lodge
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... thinking we had been surrounded by a clan of wild jungle cows. Of course these are not a thing and we discovered a field full of cows were a few metres behind our hut. After our rude wake up call we trekked to la Fortuna waterfall and after ~500 steps down and up we reached it. A 80m high column of fast falling water peaked through a small gap in the rainforest trees overflowing granite (?! Dark grey stone) and cascading into a rocky pool, spraying anything in ...
... get our gear on, and went to breakfast. We came back and did our work, and by the time we left again, it was about noon. We took a bus down to the bottom of the Springs resort, and went to the area called Club Rio. There was a little museum/zoo that held captive cats, toucans, and monkeys. We would do that another day. Take a guided tour through the zoo. But I was focused on what we were doing today. Tubing down a fast-going river! I was very excited, but also hungry. We went ...
... side, kept it dry. But the water was pretty cold and not long before we are ready to attack the stairs. We meet an older guy who said he saw us parading around the sweets section in the supermarket last night and so we have a quick chat about where he's going, where we are going etc. But before long, it was time to feel the burn and attack the ascent of the stairs. We end up running a lot of the stairs as the legs are feeling jelly-like walking, it felt easier to just run. We ...
... interest in life and die soon after. He even claimed to have a person on the tour once with a pet macaw, and after hearing this story got worried about leaving the bird for two weeks. And after the person got home, he discovered the macaw had died. Not sure if that was really true, but it really brought home the point that macaws were not meant to be people's pets. Or be in zoos. They belong in the wild, having the chance to find their true "couple", and live out their life in ...
... clear. Nevertheless it was a very worthwhile activity. La Fortuna, our destination for today, is only 25kms away. As the crow flies. As the car drives it's more like 140km. And quite a bit of it is fairly ordinary dirt road. However it is a truly spectacular drive with stunning views up and down the Pacific Coast. The road twists and turns and mainly goes downhill. After the town of Tilaran the road is sealed and skirts around Lake Arenal. This is ...