Monteverde Rustic Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMonteverde Rustic Lodge Santa Elena
Clean and spacious. Friendly staff. Close enough to town to walk but, not not right in the middle of town, making it a quiet, relaxing spot between activities.
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This was a refreshingly smooth trip to Santa Elena via the Jeep Boat Jeep trip. The first part was actually on a mini van, then a smooth boat trip across Lake Arenal (Laguna de Arenal), then a winding road trip on a bus to Santa Elena. It got very windy by the time we got to our hotel and it soon started to rain. The wind blew this heavy …
... cooked. Off the vine, it looks like a green, spiny squash and apparently the vines can grow up trees! It's season is September and October, so no wonder we ate so much of it in Matapalo!
Tomorrow is another early day, but who knows what we'll be doing! My prediction is either handing out more surveys (we need 200) or waiting around for half the day for a shuttle that can take us to a school to do work. ...
... closer it became painfully clear, this was no shed, this was someone's home. A women living with her two children. The roof was a plastic sheet draped over the top of the small structure. Inside consisted of a dirt floor. This mother of two could not find work and being an immigrant of Costa Rica, assistance is very hard to come by, if even possible at all. We asked how she could feed her family without being employed or receiving ...
... about. This is the 2nd waterproof camera I have broken surfing. Believe me I have learned my lesson this time... never again! Hopefully I can salvage some pictures, but I did take some on my iphone the rest of the weekend.
We stayed inside the national park Marino Bellena. It's named after the shape of the shore. During low tide it looks like a whale's tail. In the afternoon yesterday it was low tide, so we walked along the beach all the way ...
... to show on here tonight.
Its now 10pm and at last the rain has stopped falling leaving a rather nice starry night. Quite a few of the riders have still not arrived and its rather worrying. Hopefully they will all turn up shortly.
As for tomorrow its yet another long day with yet another border crossing into Nicaragua. I think the journey is about 350 miles in total. Lets hope it doesn't rain too much and also does not get too hot and humid.
More later ...