Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats
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Travel Blogs from Arenal Volcano National Park
... for 17 years (oh, did we mention the two lesbians in the hot tub?
We're very fortunate to have had three days of wonderful views of Arenal as it is only visible about 60 days of the year without clouds hiding it. The volcano is not only spectacular but magical! We've had sun, clouds, even a little rain (hey, it IS the rainforest!). That's all for ow...more tomorrow from Alejuela.
We arrived here yesterday after a truly difficult (for Melody, anyway) 8 hours of traveling. We left Tortuguero at 8 am by boat for 3.5 hours, then it was, another 4+ Hours to get to Arenal in a 10 passenger van. Pretty rough roads and pretty uncomfortable ride! But it was quite worth it! We had incredible views of the volcano, as it was sunny. The past 2 days had been cloudy, so we ...
... So while we had planned on a leisurely travel day and arriving in the Arenal area in time for a late lunch, that idea got blown to bits by the potholed gravel roads of Costa Rica.
While most of the way was on decent paved roads, we kept coming up against construction and traffic that significantly slowed our progress, and as we inched our way closer to our destination, things ...
... the automatic.
We picked up the car, and already had an idea of how to get to Arenal via Google Maps. The rental car place also provided a pretty good road map of the country, but certainly it was no AAA quality. The roads on the map were either solid yellow (highway), outlined red (main road), or outlined gray ('regular' road). For our drive up to Arenal, there was yellow to get more than halfway, then a red, then a gray, then another red, then another gray, then another ...
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