Arenal Vista Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal - the active volcano and hot springs. need i say more? yes.
the drive there was adventurous to say the least. we got caught in a traffic jam on a two lane road just a few miles from the nicaraguan border. hours spent in the van and on the side of the road wondering where the hell we were. eventually, we made it to arenal. and the …
The first bird of the day was a Rufous-tailed Hummingbird which we could watch without getting out of bed. A large kingfisher further down the garden prompted us to set up the scopes and we were able to confirm our first impression that this was in fact Belted Kingfisher, the only one of the trip, and not a bad 'garden tick'.
Breakfast was …
An early morning stroll around the reserve centre added Yellow-naped Parrot, Rufous and White Wren, Bronzy Hermit and Ferruginous Pygmy Owl to our list and after breakfast we set off for El Arenal. This is a long but pleasant drive, although the road along the north side of Lago de Arenal is in poor condition.
On the road to Bagaces we …
Short coffeebreak in a nice bar, run by the same family. Delicious cakes and cookies made while you are standing there. Open kitchen. Putamayo compiliation (latino lounge). I found it very strange that good coffee is so hard to find in a country where there has been coffee plantations for a long time. It is one of the reasons why Costa Rica is that …
So basically my life was made today. We saw a sloth. A SLOTH. It moved so much faster than I would have expected. Seriously, so cool. The first place we visited today was the the Poás Volcano. It alternates from being super cloudy (hence the name cloud forest) to being perfectly clear in a matter of minutes. It's kinda ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking