Travel Blogs from Nuevo Arenal
Yesterday we took a mini-holiday for a couple of days (from the beach at Uvita/Dominical) to come up into the Northern Zone, up near Lake Arenal. Many people have said how nice it is up here - a bit cooler and totally different scenery.
We left around 1:30 on Sunday and drove only about 2.5 hours around the coast through Quepos and Jaco, …
The climate was a bit of a shock, after having gotten used to a t-shirt being just about bearable to coming up here where you need a couple layers + beanie in the mornings and evenings. But a nice break from the heat.
The town looks a bit like a small version of Queenstown, NZ. Apparently it's developed a lot in the past decade, as you would expect from a key tourist destination in the 52nd state of the US. Interestingly due to ...
... shouldn't jump.
The guy finally did jump and as he came up he cried "Excelente!"
The guys running it came up to us and were quick to peg Josh as the first to jump. They were so energetic and fun. They made a thousand 'death' jokes which, contrary to instinct, actually made me more comfortable. Clearly these guys were confident and loving their jobs.
Dan and I were both pretty skeptical. 265 feet is a long way down. They strapped Josh in, ...
... This is one bad ass snake! It finally took off into the brush. What a close call. If a person it is to get hit by the fer de lance you have about 3 hours to live. Yes 3 hours. this was intense. We then went to the platform zip line and hung out in the canopy of the trees for about 2 hours. Very peaceful and awesome.
Tuesday May 22nd:
This was our last day at Campanario. We went on our long hike ...
... the river became a bit of a nightmare due to a combination of a nasty RTA and urgent bridge repairs and took us around 3 hours. Due to the water levels, we also switched rivers from Rio Toro to Rio Sarapiqui. Upon arrival, we were all kitted out in the mandatory helmet (I have lost count of how many times I have found myself sporting protective head wear) and raft style life vests (they have a flap which is designed to keep your ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
Beautiful guest house! Amazing view of Lake Arenal
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