Hotel Lavas del Arenal
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Good value. Clean. Nothing luxurious. Thin walls. Outside of Fortuna. Better you have your own transport.
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After arriving back from Panama late Saturday evening, we took off Sunday morning towards Volcan Arenal for the next couple of days. (This is truly a whirlwind trip for Phyllis' mother.) This was an area we really enjoyed about three weeks ago, when we stayed a night in El Castillo. This time, we stayed in the rustic Arenal Oasis Eco-Lodge near La Fortuna, on the east side of the volcano. Phyllis chose this location primarily because she wanted ...
... lake which dams 7 Costa Rican rivers. When established, the lake flooded an old village. When the water in the lake is low enough, the church cross of the old town is still visible. Our house in La Fortuna was a wonderful place to take a break after exciting activities. The pool was fresh water straight from the creek, which ran through the property. The students were able to spot various species of frogs and toads walking around the ...
... in front of me waving and pointing behind me. I look around and everyone is slumped in their seats and lying on each other, sound asleep. I think we are the only ones along with the driver that are still awake. 'Same every time,' says Romel and laughs.
Back in La Fortuna I am I just in time to nip to the post office to send off a few postcards. In El Salvador and Nicaragua, postcards were like hens teeth. Damned hard to find. So I wanted to make sure that I ...
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... to climb up to see the crater lake Cerro Chato, but given the circumstances I thought hiking would probably be a bad idea, especially on my own in this rain, and once up top I more than likely wouldn't actually be able to see much, as the entire volcano was hidden in the clouds (unfortunately I didn't see it at all during my stay in La Fortuna). But the waterfalls were pretty spectacular. The constant rain has made them impressively forceful. On my way back up from the waterfalls ...