Hotel Mountain Paradise
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Obama came to town and the town shut down! San Jose turned into a ghost town this week with Obama's visit. On Friday, main roads into the city were closed with police guards everywhere. People couldn't make it to work in certain areas of the city - a public holiday was declared! I don't know if my opinion is ill informed but most of Latin America …
We stayed the night right next to the airport because we got in a little late and didn't want to drive on the roads at night.
We started off the next day early to make sure we could get out to La Fortuna early enough to enjoy the day. After making it over to the rental car place and picking up our little Jimmy we were off.
Day 5..................... Our day started with a long walk in the hotel. Mountain Paradise room are like a unit by itself, big rooms and bathrooms and a private jacuzzi in the back. We had a nice breakfast in the hotel, the food included Costarican food rice and beans with spices and continental and fruits. Costa Rica exports bannans, papayas and …
... 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 ...
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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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