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... it was easier to get out and swim further down the river.
Round the corner, it was hard to believe it was the same river because there was a beautiful calm pool. It was almost as if the water from the falls had some other way of draining away and wasn't all continuing down the river. The water was crystal clear in the pool and the big fish could clearly be seen milling around. Maria even braved the fish and the icy 23c ...
... see no wildlife...though we were not looking very hard! We got to the top of the track which was a 'viewing point' now who would put a viewing point in a cloud rainforest lol! We looked out to nothing but cloud! Still very pretty though hiking through the dense rainforest with loads of clouds! On return to the base we hit the jackpot! We saw the most sought after bird the 'quetzal' we saw ...
8am collectivo bus to La Fortuna - shame couldn't go back to Choco Cafe for one last amazing coffee!
Short but super bumpy bus transfer for around 1.5hrs and then a boat transfer for another 2hrs on Laguna de Arenal and then we arrived to La Fortuna! Back to the lowlands and to stifling heat!!!
La Fortuna (meaning the fortunate) is the little town at the bottom of Volcan Arenal. It was renamed as La Fortuna ...
... fruits and vegetables they produce in
this region and developing a cook book to share with them as well as a
presentation to show the women, and any men who are interested of course, the
basics of how to can and preserve food! Now I can share a hobby that I love
with others, bridging the language gap because I can show them, and giving back
to these women who without a second thought share so much...their words, their time, and their coffee... with me. ...
... anytime the Spanish troops tried to cross, the river would rise, thus the BriBri lived in relative peace and isolation for years. To this day, anytime the government or an electric or oil company has attempted to build a bridge from one shore to the other, the river rises violently and sweeps everything away. The only way to cross is still by boat. After waiting a while a long, dugout canoe with an outboard motor pulled up to the banks. The three of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Mountain Paradise La Fortuna
Lovely gardens positioned at the foot of Volcan Arenal. Everything was just that little bit extra. Only complaint was the WiFi connection.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.