Hotel Gran Arenal
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... and then tried to go to one of the waterfalls. When we got there, though, they wanted way more money to enter than we had expected and since the park was closing soon we decided to skip it and instead go for a drive around the lake. It was a gorgeous ride and pretty fun since the American guy, Mo, drove really fast around all the curves. We saw a bunch of Coati along the road at one point, and like the tourists we were, got out to take pictures along with all the other ...
... coast. The room itself was fairly basic, but clean and tidy.
As I only had the afternoon and the next day to explore, I decided to dive in straight away and do a few things. I managed to book a tour called 'La Trapiche' which was a visit to a working coffee plantation. They also grew cocoa and sugar cane, but coffee was the main business. For about US$30 you get a two hour tour and it takes you through the whole process of the coffee being grown and ...
... to try some pasta, but it wasn't very good.
I've no idea what we did after dinner, except that we wished we had more time to enjoy the amazing hot springs. We only had one night there, and would be off the next morning to continue our adventure.
Daily bird count = 2
Life bird count = 2
Trip bird count = 66
Trip life bird count = 53
... at the Arenal Observatory Lodge is much closer ...
Today was our last full day in Monteverde. The morning was spent working st CASEM trying to finish the necessary projects. Paul and josh worked on the chairs; Alicia directed painting and worked in the store making some final changes that will hopefully help people understand the importance of the store a bit better. Earlier this morning, we asked josh if he would to a service trip again. To our pleasant surprise, he said he would! ...