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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Establo Monteverde
Plenty of space for our family of 5. No air conditioning and upstairs loft was too hot (no fans available). Buffet breakfast included was okay.
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Monteverde is set high up in the mountains about 2 hours north of San Jose. The main attraction being the cloud forest reserve but there is a lot of adventure options here to, including zip lining and white water rafting. We stayed at Sunset Hotel which is run by a German expat who is really friendly and helpful when it comes to booking discounted tours, taxis and help with buses etc.It's also a great ...
... in their stores. Nonetheless, it felt so good to have a cooked meal by ourselves again even though it was such a simple one. But we needed to carb load with some solid hiking in mind for the next few days. We get back into our room, put the tv onto the only english channel and crash out pretty quick. Best moment: seeing and talking with both sets of parentals Worst moment: waiting at Costa Rica's border immigration Banana moment: Aaron being poo'd on by a bird for the 3rd time this trip ...
To get from Turrialba to the National Park Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast was another adventure on Costa Rica's public transport. From my hostel to the bus station I shared a taxi with some girls who were going rafting. Then from Turrialba the bus to Siquirres, from Siquirres to Guápiles, from Guápiles to Cariari and... and that's where I got stuck.
On the bus to Cariari I met a girl called Jenny from England who was alao travelling to Tortuguero and together ...
... hours on the road we were delayed for a long time at a road construction site, and when the traffic started to move again, our driver couldn't get our bus to go into any gear (I guessed a clutch cable problem which turned out to be correct--too bad I had no tools to fix it with!). Our guides promptly got busy on a solution--there was a small town called San Miguel less than half a kilometer ...
... on the beach we were told by one of the turtle spotters there was a turtle nearby who was starting to prepare her nest. We waited for a bit but something must have spooked her as she decided to head back to the sea. We got a bit closer so we could see her making her way back. She was so much bigger than I expected!! As there were no other turtles on the beach we headed back to the base to wait for a bit. On the way we saw 2 sloths, a brown frog, 2 lizards, a red eyed frog ...