Hotel Fonda Vela
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A Cloud Forest is a type of rain forest but is characterised not unsurprisingly by a lot of low-level cloud cover at canopy level. They have lots of moss covering the trees and for this reason they are also called mossy forests. We had booked a guided trip around the park and were lucky enough to get Oscar who was absolutely brilliant. Almost …
Today we were off to Monteverde a trip we were slightly worried about as it didn't seem that straightforward and we weren't disappointed. We got lost in Tilaran a small town on the southwest side of Lake Arenal. In fact Monteverde is actually only across the lake from Arenal but as per usual with any car journey in Costa Rica it was slow and windy …
Day cafeuesday, June 30, 2009 - We started the drive around Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal early in the morning. Our last views of the volcano were beautiful. The mornings were always so clear and the sky so blue.
The drive around the lake to Monteverde was very long. The views were great. We stopped at a bank and restroom stop at the …
In high school I suffered through a year of Spanish with a teacher who, just a month before the start of the school year, recovered from a stroke. It wasn't her fault for her inability to write well or to concentrate on teaching the class, I blame this solely on the stroke. However, her constant absences and shut-up-and-watch-a-movie-in-Spanish …
... and monkeys. We breath deep in attempt to clear our poor London poisoned lungs. There is also a platform which you can climb for some amazing views over the forest. My knees went numb and my head got dizzy but I took it as a little start to overcoming my fear of heights as next up is the thrilling zip line!
We get strapped in tight with the harness and pray. We also get helmets. Not sure if that means that you ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking