Hotel Jardines de Monteverde
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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We've noticed a pattern when visiting areas with volcanoes: the weather is nice the day we get there and we postpone the picture taking. Of course, all the remaining days the top of the volcano is hidden in clouds. In the case of Arenal, the volcano has been dormant since 2010 (after a surprise start in 1968), so unfortunately we didn't see any lava flows either. At least there wasn't a gift shop this time. There is no hiking on the volcano due to the unstable slopes but ...
... 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 ...
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... 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 ...
... as it went into a gallop, and that I'm a wimp, and that apparently no helmets were supplied for this ride (sorry mum), and that it was the most windy day ever AND that my horse liked to have its head literally on Esther's horses bum whilst going super fast, well, I was a little scared. Naughty horse didn't listen to my commands and wouldn't slow down, so after a few "¿que tal?" from the man, and "mal" from me, he let me ride his horse instead. After this I was very happy ...