Travel Blogs from Poas Volcano National Park
... t stop taking photos out of the widow. This is the first day all trip I've felt the need to do that - it was just so amazing. Arenal lake is a man made lake. It was flooded to generate hydroelectric power from a dam. 2 villages were flooded, and the people moved to safer ground. The lake sits just at the base of the towering Arenal volcano. It was so pretty. We caught a boat, which took just less than an hour to cross over the lake. Then a 20 minute drive and we were in the ...
... and it was one of the best on the trip. I wasn’t asked nor told the owner how I wanted it cooked but it was just right. Banana Smoothie or Batidos en leche C$ 1,300 / NZ $ 3.20 / US $ 2.60 with the Lomito del Chef - chef tenderloin with mussels on the half shell served with a coffee sauce C$ 6,500 / NZ $ 15.90 / US $ 13.10.
... of $20 each per day when travelling. As we have found Costa Rica quite expensive I am not sure how they will manage to do anything here with that budget!
We were on our way again soon but not for long as the others wanted to buy some strawberries on the way. After stopping a couple of times they finally found some and we were on our way again. We arrived back in San Jose with 15 minutes to get our next bus. We jumped in a taxi to the next bus station (our 5th now in ...
... arriving the two of us take a taxi into town for dinner with Peni and Cath. Mum and dad check out the restaurant at the lodge.
Arenal observatory lodge is very lush and green but also a little manicured. The gardens have a variety of beautiful tropical flowers which are clearly carefully tended. Our rooms are huge and the whole of one side is window looking out onto a full view of the volcano. Well... it would if the mist would clear.
... tedious, add to that the actual volume of traffic on the streets a possible power outage (there were power lines across the road) and some talk of demonstrations that have been going on for a while blocking some of the major roads and you have a pandemonium. After the second hour you just had to sit back and enjoy the ride - no one could have predicted it and the driver and guide were as exasperated as the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking