Hotel Montana Monteverde
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... out. Good start to the day. We then decided to all get a shuttle to Maderas beach, a cool surfer spot. We should have got there at about 11:30, but our jeep got stopped and didn't have a liscense etc etc so we had to go back, grab some food, a quesadilla of course, and then made our way back at like 1pm. The beach wasn't the nicest sunbathing beach I've ever been to, but it was ...
... This morning was an orientation/team building session followed by lunch and packing the van for our journey. Keep in mind that we are couriering some items a former volunteer collected as part of her bat mitzvah celebration. Nothing big, just three guitars, an electric piano and stand and bench seat. Plus a bunch of books, small microscopes, slides, and other small sciencey stuff donated by our wonderful signal hill science teachers. Also known as, our bags take up half ...
... just thin 1"x8" boards so it is far from private. You hear everything, but that's OK, because what you hear the most of is the creatures in the forest, birds, insects and howler monkeys.
Each primo room steps out on to this huge balcony stretching across the entire front of the building looking out over the forest and to Lago de Arenal and Volcan Arenal in the distance. Across the balcony are 6 hammocks, each of them being the highest demanded place to relax, read, ...
... and butterflies, and at one point there was a snake pointed out to us but it was very hard to see it about 20m up in the top of a leafy tree.
Next door to the Reserve, there is an art gallery which puts out sugar water in feeders for hummingbirds. It was amazing to be so close to these birds as they zoomed in at high speed to hover at a feeding ...
... fascinating to watch instead of scrambling to get out of it.
David was happy that we arrived back in the hostel just in time to watch Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid battle out the Champions League Cup Final. It was still raining heavily so David settled down with a few beers to watch what turned out to be a great game - three extra time goals for Real confirming their worthiness as winners despite being behind for most of the game.