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Travel Blogs from Nuevo Arenal
... 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 ...
... I would sit on the hammock and half read, half watch all of the tropical birds flying between the trees, not but 10 metres away. The most striking were the toucans with their stunning beaks and yellow plumage. Now that we're in the mountains up north, we don't get the same picturesque awakening, but not enjoying it any less! I wrote the last entry late on Thursday night after we had just arrived at the Monteverde backpackers following a broken 9 hour bus journey up from ...
... 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.
... our way North from Panama.
So we planned to meet in Costa Rica- and a bit of adventure time in Monteverde seemed like the perfect option!
When they arrived we all talked our heads off for hours straight- so much to catch up on!!!
We decided to book in the 'Extremo' canopy and ziplining tour ($40) for the next morning before the afternoon rains. We did not regret this!!
We chose the Extremo ...
... m. Justin, Mom, and Silvia were already there chowing down on the offerings, which were included with our room rate at the Montana de Fuego resort west of La Fortuna.
Packed up our stuff and departed the resort at 10:28, driving 16 minutes west to the entranced of Arenal Volcano National Park. Admission cost $10 for foreigners and $2 for Costa Ricans. Sure is annoying to be charged five times the normal price; let’s hope the money truly is staying in ...