Hotel El Bosque
Travel Blogs from Monteverde
... at all costs in QT, NZ! I had little belief that I would do it, however once I had traipsed to the edge of the walkway the guides were quick to lock me in before I had the chance to turn around and run for my life. Then the bungee automatically pulls you so as soon as they opened the gate I was gone! 3 second free fall and about 50m high, my scream sounds as if someone is being murdered! It's blood curdling! I'm so glad I did it though, even though I ...
... 6 per person to go 3km - which was Not happening. After around two hours of failed attempts to hitchhike, and just as we were considering our sleeping options in a pasture down the street, a lovely middle aged couple stopped and picked us up! They were extremely nice, and luckily heading all the way to Monte Verde to visit some friends. We chatted to them as best we could, mostly through Judith who is the most fluent in Spanish out of the four of us, although ...
El Establo is a large complex but the rooms are well appointed and beautifully decorated in a simple style....with no TV and no wi-fi in the rooms. But the wi-fi is good in the reception and restaurant areas so easy to access e-mail and the LA Times on line!
After a nice buffet breakfast in a very large dining area we board our bus for the short drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. We are told the mountainsides trap ...
... wrapped around the feet to save us from sure death, but was somehow anything but relaxing! Our jump was scheduled for 2pm which meant we could eat a nice breakfast and enjoy the Olympic hockey game between Canada and USA. That game was so nerve wracking having the 2 best teams competing to be eligible for the gold medal final game. Both Phil and I couldn't stay seated longer than one minute without shouting or ...
... the mountains and much of the final part of the trip was driving on unsaved roads. Costa Rica is known for extreme activities and we signed up for zip lining at 10:20am the next day. Our hotel in Monteverde (Historias lodge) was the nicest place we had thus far. Our room was huge with a queen bed and 3 single beds, a lounge area fridge and a large bathroom. The wifi was good too! We enjoyed the room before dinner which we were meeting at 6:45pm for a steak dinner ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking