Travel Blogs from Moyogalpa
Tues 24th Apr cont.
When we arrived at Rivas we had to negociate a price for a taxi to take us to San Jorge, 9k down the road to the ferry port. We managed to get an ok deal and set off to the port. Once at the port, we bought our tickets for cd$50 each and then had to pay another cd$10 to the guy on the gate for port tax. We know what …
... with rain. Like tropical pour. Well at least it washed away some sweat! We continued on but now were getting covered in mud. It splashed up everywhere.
We made it to Altagracia, a small town north of the volcano and rested for a quick drink (from a park vendor, there is no way we would have been allowed in anywhere in this state!) Now at least the road was again paved. So we cycled on and began a very long slow ascent up the road. This seemed to continue ...
... my hards almost as much as my feet to steady myself on the climb up. The rock here was solid at least and a kind of pinky grey colour. Following our guide up, anytime I glanced backwards I was kind of overcome with an almost vertigo feeling, the ground was was so far below, any slip would send you tumbling down a never-ending fall (as witnessed by some big rocks we dislodged- they kept rolling down till they disappeared into the cloud..)
So we (carefully) pressed ...
The weather wasn't too good this morning so we hung out in town and at the hostel until it got a bit better. When it did we got on the scooter and headed over the beach on the other side so that Damian could see it and had some lunch there. He was underwhelmed by it as well, so it wasnt just me! We then headed to a place called Ojo del Agua which is a natural pool from spring waters from the volcano... Another disappointment! I ...
... do our own thing. In the afternoon we went to some mineral springs and had a run in with the local police which resulted in a 150 cordobas ($6) fine. Next day Micka climbed the larger of the 2 volcanoes called conception. It is 1690 metres tall and not an easy hike, while grace had a nice day of shopping and relaxing (much better ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking