Hotel Jardines de Monteverde
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Babysitting service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Travel Blogs from Monteverde
... kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, an animal reserve, ATV's, and more hot springs. The first one we'd try would be tubing. The four Goodners had five guides helping us, since apparently the other five guests at the resort had not signed up for our time slot. It was amazing! Catherine fell completely out of her tube one time, and they retrieved her immediately by her life jacket straps so she could climb back in her tube. Sam Jackson did the same thing the next time ...
... the stirrups essentially useless, negating their purpose of providing a platform for the rider to maintain stability.
Not only that, but it ends up forcing the ankles into a weird angle, and puts a ton of stress on the knees, resulting in some very sore joints at the end of the ride. Even worse, when the horse starts to trot, in that position you can't push up on the stirrups to cushion ...
... So while we had planned on a leisurely travel day and arriving in the Arenal area in time for a late lunch, that idea got blown to bits by the potholed gravel roads of Costa Rica.
While most of the way was on decent paved roads, we kept coming up against construction and traffic that significantly slowed our progress, and as we inched our way closer to our destination, things ...
... jump that followed however topped this. It was a kind of bungee swing about 20 metres up and we had to walk out on a half bridge in order to do the jump. It was almost like walking that plank! I'm so glad that I did the jump as some people dropped out. Due to time contraints we now head to the beach town of Puerto Viejo for new year. Ps. Thanks for all your comments on the blog, it's lovely to hear from you ...
... and tours. The main strip of the town was a collection of restaurants, tour companies and souvenir shops, each with someone outside trying to usher you in. It dawned on me then that so far in Central America the tourist hassle has been almost nonexistent. I steered well clear of the main tour companies, and over priced tours at my own Arenal Hostel Resort and found a recommendation to one a little outside the centre, always a better ...