Hotel La Carreta
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... Tilaran is the closest big city (though it's actually quite small) and it takes about 30 minutes via bus to get there. I have marked Tilaran on the map for this post to give you all an idea of where we are. In reality, we are just northeast of there, right on the lake's edge. It takes us a little less than 10 minutes to walk down to the lake and stick our toes in the water. :-) Our boyfriends are coming this Friday ...
... is a bit "sketchy". Well..Blanca, the massage therapist, leads me to the massage room which is located, through the microbrewery, down a little dirt incline. She needed to use a flashlight to lead me down this dirt hill since there was no path!
Well, it was an experience and you get what you pay for. =) Despite the fact that we told her we both wanted deep tissue massages, the best way to describe the massage is that it was a ...
... Volcano…which still hid in the clouds.
As we drove down the driveway to La Anita Finca (finca means farm) there were rows of young cacao trees, each with their own little shade tent, among young plantain
palms and tiny citrus trees. They were growing a new forest, a productive forest, in what once was pasture. We drove down along two ponds which Carlos said were for raising tilapia and then up again along ...
We drove 3 hrs north to La Fortuna, a small town in the foothills of Arenal volcano.
We all picked the day trips we wanted to do the next day. Some people opted for caving, or canyoneering or white water rafting...... I choose a boat trip in a nature reserve!! However the wildlife we saw was amazing!! Well worth it!
We also visited volcanic hot springs, a series of pools with varying hot water temperatures from luke warm to practically scalding all heated by the volcano. ...
... but still had my hula hoop lesson. It was really fun actually and I learnt a lot. Loads of new moves, some of which took me forever to get! It's really nice doing some exercise other than swimming and lifting things too, especially as I have been eating large quantities of sandwiches! After the lesson I had to run back to the shop to close, so tired. Basically trying not to drift off! I went straight home after but as it's Valentines Day, Lee's ...