Vista Verde Lodge
Travel Blogs from Monteverde
... to the border. It only took an hour to drive to the Nicaragua : Costa Rica border and we arrived just after 9am. Along the way we spotted a blue and green bird - the national bird of Nicaragua! Here it was busy! The other borders had been relatively quiet in comparison. I changed some money - had about $6 left! And then we were stamped out of Nicaragua. On the border here are lots of duty free shops! Random. Bottles of Flor de Cana (the local rum) were $10, ...
... for the folk who had come from Columbia for their yellow fever documents and wouldn't let anyone in without. As this was not recommended it became a huge problem. Even if the paperwork was necessary it should have been asked for on the way in not out! We then went over to the Costa Rica side but that didn't take as long thankfully. It was then a 3 hour drive to Manuel Antonio which is a great place on the coast. Yesterday we went on a ...
... one doesn't do it for him. The hot water in the shower takes a long time to heat up, and the water pressure is pretty bad. And no safe for our valuables. Details, I know, but as I said, we are spoiled. Nevertheless, we were up and out early this morning for a guided walk in the cloud forest. Only there were no clouds! It was a beautiful day! Now, most people visit the cloud forest to see a forest in the clouds, which ...
... averages around 3,000 millimetres / 118 in. Humidity oscillates between 74% and 97%.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde) is a Costa Rican reserve located along the Cordillera ...
... monkeys which would be cool. But no luck, although we did get a better sighting of two coatis.
During luch with Peni and Cath we saw mum and dad return from a little wander of their own. We couldn't help laughing because they were absolutely drenched and we had managed to get in before the second lot of rain.
Pleased to be having a relaxed, early night tonight. You can have too much excitement, and as I have to be up for 8 if I want any breakfast....
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility