Lake Coter Eco Lodge
Travel Blogs from Nuevo Arenal
Friday we all set off for the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Some of the land now protected here was originally farmed in the 50s by a group of Quakers from Alabama. They left the US to avoid being drafted for the Korean War, which violated their pacifist principles. Costa Rica was a natural choice for them--the country had a civil war in the late 40s, and the rebel leader who won was so appalled at the number of people who were ...
... at a lovely park tucked into
the curves of the river. And as far as I can tell it was just as blue here as
it was in the park!
relaxed on the pebbly bank enjoying the cool morning, too cool to want to swim
in the chilly river, but still wonderful to enjoy nature. The river twisted and
turned on itself making a sharp corner where the water was quite deep. I stood
on the high bank contemplating if it ...
... in the Napa Valley. Converted price wise, this bottle of 2008 Pinot Noir is selling for NZ$ 65 or US $ 57.
A late lunch at Orchid Restaurant as we will not be having dinner till after 8 pm. Firstly it was a cup of the Café ...
... no sign posts, we got lost. We spent at least an additional 2 hours to get onto the right road and head in the right direction. What made it even worse was the rain and darkness coupled with the thick fog! Katie wanted to stop for the night but I insisted we continue. After asking people for directions (in Spanish!) many times we eventually managed to find the house. By that time we had spent about 8 hours in the car. Not a great start, but we were glad to arrive.
... part of the package deal that we've bought) and head off for La Fortuna, approximately two hours away.
Let me start with the observation I made in the hot tub later this evening: this is the most relaxing vacation I've ever had. Booking this as a package deal a couple months ago, we did not have to worry about finding hotels (and what regions of the country we wanted to visit), getting a rental car, booking flights, or any of the rest of it. Packing last night was ...