Hotel Kokoro Arenal
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... of the male Replendant Quetzel and also got to hear and see the Three Wattled Bellbird! It was an extra treat to have them with us to celebrate Todd's birthday. We had a delicious dinner out and cake and ice cream back at our house. They also got a tour of the girls' school and a hike on one of the trails to see some of the forest restoration projects they are doing there. An added bonus was that a big festival was going on in town to raise funds for ...
... but mostly red)
- Gray Tree Sloth (VERY far away and only discernible via a scope)
It was great having Jorge as a guide. I think we would have missed half the wildlife had we just gone kayaking ourselves (although not the crocodile). Jorge taught us a neat trick combining one side of standard binoculars with our iPhone to get a close up picture! It works extremely well and takes a much better picture than I could ...
... moments you spend on Earth. Your heart beats that little bit faster, the hairs stand to attention on the back of your neck and when you hear the count go from two to one, it’s all over. Adrenaline is a powerful thing and I’m happy to say that this time, unlike New Zealand, my knees didn’t buckle when jumping forth into the abyss below.
... people lost their lives. It is now known for its many natural volcanic hot springs/pools and the La Fortuna waterfall. Unfortunately, due to our loss of a day and lack of car we were unable to visit the therapeutic hot springs...next time for sure! Check out more info on Arenal.net.
The town itself is small, quaint and very friendly. While the downpours had stopped, the day was still a bit drizzly. We checked out a few shops but ended up having an early dinner at the ...
... any of this, he has opened the gate and gently nudged you out. The first second will be pure terror as you free fall, before the giant Tarzan rope kicks in and you swing out over the canopy. Once on the ground It will take you a few moments before your heart settles down. Now sit back and watch the rest of the group do this.
Step 9: Finish your time off in Monteverde with a tasty meal at the tree-house restaurant, set above a giant fig tree.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kokoro Arenal La Fortuna
Hotel is in a beautiful setting with hot springs that are delightful for soaking. The staff are very kind and helpful. We went to dinner last evening in their open-air restaurant, but there was a glitch: the chief and the one waitress had not shown up for work as scheduled. No problem, the front desk staff person took care of us and we had a wonderful sea bass for dinner. The chef finally arrived; it was a communications problem she said. The waitress never did show. Despite these glitches, which we chalk up to being part of the Costa Rican experience, we had a delightful evening and stay at the hotel.
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