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Travel Blogs from Bijagua de Upala
The journey continued through more fairy-tale landscape and took us to the little mountain village of Monte Verde. We were surrounded by rolling hills and spectacular wildlife.
The first thing we decided to do was to go zip-lining through the canopy of the magnificent cloud forests. It. Was. Awesome!
With its total of 3400m zip- …
... Planet describes this whole journey down the river and through the jungle as an utter Indiana Jones experience! Whoop whoop! (haha, I'll probably be in tears hating it, sea sick and all the rest!) When we reach the sea, we are then planning on taking a speed boat to Little Corn island (PLEASE google image it!!). We've been told this could take 10 hours... although we've also heard 2 and a half hours. I'm hoping for the latter, but I fear the former - it came from a local. Once ...
... the road junctions had no signage and what few direction signs there were, were in places that didn't really help navigation.
After about two hours we passed through Santa Elena, which interestingly, the town roads were all paved, and then back on to the dirt as we made our way to the town of Monteverde. It was a tourist town with lots of local restaurants and small hotels. This area appear to be a destination town ...
... in the hammock at 5 o'clock we went to the house of Aracelli, a lady in the village where she gave us a cooking lesson and we helped her prepare a meal, which we then ate with her, her husband and daughter. It was amazing to see her kitchen – she cooks on a wood burning stove with the minimum of utensils. The only mod cons are a fridge and a blender, and we had chicken with corn tortillas (which I helped to make), flavoured rice, bean sauce made with tamarind and ...
... have a little girl of 18 months. We are in a lovely cabin and next door are Steve and Virginia!!!! We can't get over the fact that we chose 3 places the same – 5 of our nights have been with them. Another coincidence is that Donald's cousin owns the serpentarium in El Castillo that we went to this morning. I think we must be living in a parallel universe.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking