Hotel Castillo del Arenal
Travel Blogs from La Fortuna
... from the zip line experience we were very hungry and the food at the place was not bad. We had these great Maracuya (passion fruit) mojitos. Then it started to rain.
What better way to spend a rainy day than at a hot spring? We decided to spend the rest of the day at Tabacon Springs. A very nice resort with natural hot springs. A lot of the pictures look cloudy because of the steam. I loved it. Their ...
... dirt road that climbs over the mountains, and then on a boat across Arenal Lake. After a wonderful lunch at Los Nenes (Jheudy's favorite restaurant), we took a taxi back to my hotel and enjoyed a heavenly afternoon soaking in the "Goldilocks" pool (you know: this one's too hot, this one's too cold, aaaah, this one's just right!).
... but Art thoroughly enjoyed. As beautiful as it was, it was such a change from the non-touristy spots we have been to that have all nature and very few people that it felt a little jarring to me. Give me an empty jungle with snakes anyday over a luxurious hot springs with people. I realize I'm in the minority there, and it was really very beautiful and unique. So, I was glad to be back at the bungalow, and we saw a huge toad outside our cabin. Then, approaching ...
... the bus and bags searched. At least it was a lot cooler this time :)
After packing our things up again, everyone piled onto the bus. We slept until we were woken up with a Burger King Dinner and a movie. We slept again until the bus arrived in San Jose around 11:30 pm. So weird that we were so tired after sleeping so much on the bus! Unfortunately our hostel hadn't got back to us about whether we could change our booking, but ...
... in Costa Rica full time.
When Jason and I weren't working on the balcony of our hotel in La Fortuna, we were at El Salto, the local swimming hole, where the water is cool, clean, and constantly flowing. At the swimming hole you can always find a group of guys who are swinging into the water. My fear of heights got the best of me, so I never jumped in. But Jason did!
After three nights in La Fortuna, we boarded a minibus that ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet