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... a name that says it all: the Grand Canyon is a grand canyon , the Great Wall of China is a great wall, the Great Barrier Reef is a great reef. What has this to do with the place where we are now? Itīs got to do because in a certain way this place belongs to that category: La Fortuna, where everything costs a fortune.
We chose to break up the trip between San Jose and Nicaragua: we had two or three options where to stop a couple of nights and at the end we ended up here, ...
... fish. After enjoying the morning we packed back up and headed to the actual town of Carrillo where we spent more time at the city beach, soaking up the sun.
Eventually we had to take the bus back to Nicoya and later a taxi to Hojancha (taxi meaning we sat in the back of a pickup truck). It was one of the best weekends I've had here yet. I even survived going to the bathroom in the woods- and that's saying something!
... for came into site. He now knew where we were going but he didn't know it all. The road around the lake to La Fortuna was a massive 8-9 hour drive, so I was over the moon when I discovered the bus/boat/bus option which split the trip in half and was also a beautifully scenic way to arrive into La Fortuna, an area famous for beautiful resorts and lush hot springs all nestled around the giant active volcano. The sun was setting as we crossed the ...
Day 8 - Time to go home.
Monday morning Robin was wracked with chills and body aches and had a full day of travel ahead of her. Come to find out Gabriel, the son's owner, and Robin's buddy, also spent the night throwing up. Flu? Parasite? dunno.
Our driver picked us up at 9 and Robin was able to sleep most of the 2 hr ride to the airport. The next 12 hrs were horrible ...
... a town and asked the policeman for directions and were soon on our way again. Our hotel was along a 15km unmade track (Costa Rican massage). After checking in we jumped in the pool to relax and quite soon after there was a big rain storm so we evacuated to the jacuzzi which was undercover. Our room overlooked the Arenal volcano whose peak was quite often covered by cloud. The first night there was an enormous storm complete with thunder ...