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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... good, was definitely refreshing! Christian taught us a few goofy German phrases, mainly, one that directly translates to Old Swedish, which they use for saying, Oh Cool or Sweet!
After our lake tour, we walked a bit around the town and I got a phenomenal crepe with strawberries and chocolate and ice cream. We returned to the hostel and they all drank with other people while I watched movies and went to sleep since I was still pretty wooped from my crazy traveling ...
... uncommon in the rain forest) with millions of stars, Venus and Jupiter shinning bright. Magical. Our guide was amazing. Within a few minutes we spotted an Agouti then a Coati (both mammals) Then...a Toucan roosting on a tree branch. We saw the smallest frog in Costa Rica (the size of your thumb fingernail) resting on a leaf. Our guide pointed out a hard-shelled beetle (can't remember the name) that gets eaten by a frog. When the frog poops, the beetle ...
... a number of people. What made this volcano so famous was that from then on the volcano exploded (to varying degrees) almost daily, making it one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The tourists starting flooding in and a town La Fortuna was clearly purpose built to accommodate them. I say that because what greeted us on arrival in La Fortuna was a grid town lined with shops, hotels and restaurants and zero personality or attractiveness. That said our ...
... out we stopped for a bite to eat at a Subway and got an inkling of just how expensive things are here in Costa Rica. The meal that would have cost us about $22 in Australia was more than $30 here. Ouch. The first part of the drive was along a highway construction. For some reason they are constructing it all at once so for about 60km we had dust, traffic etc. Once we turned off the Centroamericano Highway it was much ...
... and a lunch break (Moyas Place in Nuevo Arenal which was to die for).
Our first hotel was Arenal Kioro. The open foyer welcomed visitors and the rooms were well made with the view of the Arenal Volcano as its backdrop. Hot springs scattered the back of the complex and a breakfast was available and for the avid reader, yes there was a book exchange.
Before our arrival we had booked a day trip ...