Hotel Mountain Paradise
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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.
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... stories in the air on a platform attached to a line, stepping off into the air, and swinging Tarzan-like back and forth like a pendulum. This was also done in the rain, adding to my bravery as I couldn't see **** through my glasses. Our guide informed us earlier that it rains 11 months of the year here - that one month being all of the days it doesn't rain throughout the year put together. ;-) There ...
... room facing up towards the volcano (there was a tree in the way though). There was a really nice garden with a few hammocks, a pool, a bar and a kitchen area - everything we needed really.
After we had settled into our room, we realised we were starving and headed out in search of some food. There was a local 'Soda' (like a cafe serving basic food) on the next block so we gave it a try. 'Casado' is a very popular lunchtime meal and translates ...
... We never caught anything that even closely resembled a jeep. Clearly when they first started transporting people from La Fortuna to Monteverde, jeeps were used. As the route became more and more popular, suspensionless busses were introduced to maximise profit and gringo discomfort. The views were ok though.
Monteverde is renowned for being ...
... dinner at the supermarket and cooked at the hostel. The second day we did the forest hike where you go with a guide and they take you up into the cloud forest. It was very informative but apart from the birdlife it was pretty much a quite hike. Apart from one other hike you can do on your own, all the excursions in town charge you. Costa Rica is pretty expensive so we decided to book our bus out the next day in search of cheaper pastures. ...
... Capita: £7,858
Size: 51,100 km2 or 19,653
Major Religion(s): Roman Catholic
Government: Democratic Republic
Head of State: President Laura Chinchilla Miranda
Suffrage: 18 years old
Border Countries: Honduras & Panama
Climate: Tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands
Terrain: Coastal plains seperated ...