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Travel Blogs from Boca Arenal
... to know that pockets like this still exist (and that the tribes-people still have better dental anesthetic than the so-called developed world!). One sad thing to note was that during our sail down the river, although the Nicaraguan side of the border still had rough, unadulterated jungle, the Costa Rican side had mowed down much of their forest to make way for agriculture and cattle farms. It was incredible to notice the difference between the two sides and ...
... problem that makes the fruit unsafe to eat. I tried cutting the pineapple how they do it with a big knife and it is so much more difficult than they make it look! They also occasionally test the chlorine content of the water to ensure it is high enough to do its job. The fruit moves along through the water and then selectors remove fruit that is too small, too green, too yellow, has a wonky crown and so on. There are a surprising amount of possible ...
... cleared and we had an amazing iee of theArenal volcano. You can't go anywhere in la fortuna without seeing the volcano in the background. It has only recently become dormant. Normally the top is covered with clouds but we were so lucky to be able to see it clearly and so spectacularily. The first thing we did when we got there was book some trips before checking into our hotel. The rooms are all small cottages made of wood and we have a fab view of arenal from our ...
... dive in off the bank. After the rafting we went to a local farm near La Fortuna for lunch. A demonstration was also provided of how they crush the sugar cane and we were forced to drink a shot of rocket fuel that they produce from it. You could run cars off the stuff i reckon. Peni and Cath gave us a lift back to the lodge where we said our goodbyes. They are heading back to San Jose tomorrow and fly on Tuesday. Have a nice dinner at the lodge with Ott's mum and ...
... afternoon. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a couple of hours in the sunshine reading and planning the next few days in the hammocks overlooking the volcano. We went in the jacuzzi later on which was lovely - the most scenic one we had both ever been in and enjoyed a beer in the warm water. We joined a French couple who were also on their honeymoon.
Dinner was the usual vegetarian dishes, today vegetable quiche and we helped by making a delicious caramel and puff ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility