Chachagua Rainforest Hotel & Hacienda
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Travel Blogs from Chachagua
... in gave it a wonderful
flavor. We also had a juice which at first I thought was ginger lemonade, a
common juice to be served here, but turns out it was actually a cooled tea of lemon
After the meal we were taken on a tour of the jungle behind
the Maleku home. The man explained that the Maleku had lost all their land and
this plot was given back to his family…after it had been completely degraded ...
Tanya picked me up early this morning for our moto
adventure, she handed me a helmet and a reflective vest and I hoped on the back
of her motorcycle. We cruised down paved roads for about 45 minutes before
turning onto a dirt road. The dirt road become increasingly rough as we climbed
toward the Volcano; it was a long teeth-chattering bone rattling ride. When we
finally got to the National Park ...
... After these fun and games, my original plan was to visit the nearby Arenal volcano and hot springs. After a chance encounter with a turtle loving Raleigh friend and a day of dithering however, I decided to skip it and head to Samara in the hope of catching the reportedly amazing sight of the olive ridley sea turtle arribadas, where they synchronize and come in to nest in large numbers. There's no guarantees though, so it may just be a couple at the ...
... them killer trees. The killer trees start out as small seeds and grow into vines. As the vines get larger they plant their roots right onto the already existing tree. As it gets larger, tree vines eventually make their way to the ground and set up shop for the long haul. As more vines grow they actually suffocate the original tree by cutting off its access to sunlight. After a hundred years or so, the epiphyte wins and the original tree dies and decays. The ...
... I should be exhausted, but I'm pumped and ready to take on some nightlife with my new friends, including some of the activities guides... who just happen to be a lovely brown, in great shape and good fun.
Post script: Rum shots to start, beers and cocktails to follow... table top dancing optional......... Back on the bus for an earlish start tomorrow. Wha'da'hell, I'm young, on holiday and surrounded by fun people. I'll have just one more..........