Hotel Mountain Paradise
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... expertise we were able to spot tarantulas, toucans, numerous small birds and insects, swallow tailed kites, innumerable plants and insects, and the true highlight, three howler monkeys! The monkeys, also known as Congo, are the animals we are painting on the shirts at CASEM. So amazing to see them in real life! After three hours at the preserve, we hightailed it in to town to Bar Amigo to watch the Costa Rica v Uruguay World Cup game... Which Paul called one of his ...
... 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 ...
... cheese factory brought back memories for me of my Dad. My Dad used to work at Cowan's Dairy in Brockville and I remember going with him to work once in awhile. The smells of the cheese factory esp. brought back memories.
After eating our ice cream, Joanne and I decided to head back to our cottage.
On the way back though, we decided to make a pit stop at a bakery. We both got a snack to eat - Joanne had a chicken once and I selected the ...
... spend an evening! We did however go to the frog pond at night as this is when most frog are active. We saw some poison dart frogs and the notorious red eyed frog which is a bit of an icon in these parts and is on the front of our guide book!
The second day we had a more leisurely start, enjoying some amazing banana pancakes the hostel made us for breakfast, before taking a stroll around town. In the afternoon we went on the canopy walk, which involves several ...
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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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