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... solely because of the fact that we have an early flight back home.
Carrillo ended up being a great choice, with the prettiest beach we've seen so far in Costa Rica, and one that was nearly empty every day that we were there. Even better was the fact that our hotel maintains a small kiosk at the beach, with toilet, showers, lounge chairs, and a cart where we could buy drinks. It was a perfect spot for a few days of ...
... base of the ... Volcano (last major eruption 1968), through the rainforest and around a lake created by the eruption. It's like climbing through a sauna as the warm rocks cause steam to rise from the paths. Climbing over volcanic rocks, it was right hot and very sweaty! We relaxed in the hot water volcanic pools of a local spa in the evening.
Today was the day of the waterfall hike. Wilson who does it said it took around 3 hours. He and maddie, one of the other co-ordinators, got here around 14:00 and we set off. I could tell it was going to be right in the jungle as Wilson was carrying his 60cm long machete even though he was only wearing flip flops. We walked for about 15 mins up the road to find our track into the jungle. It was a lot cooler as in temperature wise than I thought and as ...
... fish. After enjoying the morning we packed back up and headed to the actual town of Carrillo where we spent more time at the city beach, soaking up the sun.
Eventually we had to take the bus back to Nicoya and later a taxi to Hojancha (taxi meaning we sat in the back of a pickup truck). It was one of the best weekends I've had here yet. I even survived going to the bathroom in the woods- and that's saying something!
Day 8 - Time to go home.
Monday morning Robin was wracked with chills and body aches and had a full day of travel ahead of her. Come to find out Gabriel, the son's owner, and Robin's buddy, also spent the night throwing up. Flu? Parasite? dunno.
Our driver picked us up at 9 and Robin was able to sleep most of the 2 hr ride to the airport. The next 12 hrs were horrible ...