Hotel Castillo del Arenal
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... known as "Pan de Azúcar", "Canaste", "Volcan Costa Rica", "Volcan Río Frío" or "Guatusos Peak".
The volcano was dormant for hundreds of years and exhibited a single crater at its summit, with minor fumaroles activity, covered by dense vegetation. In 1968 it erupted unexpectedly, destroying ...
... We then bought a CD of pictures from our trip, and finished the bus ride back to the resort. Details about this farm can be found at http://www.cultourcostarica.com/conteni do/index.php
This was part of our vacation that coming into it, I had the attitude, "whitewater rafting is something we can do at home, so this will probably be the least exciting of our activities", but I'm so glad we did this - the rapids were intense, it was great to see the ...
... on the banks of the river next to a farmers cow pasture, 12-15 LARGE crocs lounge in the hot sun, heating their reptilian blood. Never before have I laid eyes on such a prehistoric beast! A couple of them must be 12 feet plus and I couldn’t even speculate their weight! Needless to say, if a cow was to venture too close to that rivers edge, beef tartar would be on the menu in a hot minute. Words cannot properly do justice to these beasts. The photos of them ...
... sanctuary" is really quite the right word; basically they take in wild animals who've been taken out of the wild for some reason (often captured to be used as pets; sometimes just found abandoned as babies, etc.), try to rehabilitate them so they can be released into the wild, and provide a comfortable life for those who can't be, for one reason or another. We were taken on a 2 hour tour around the grounds (it was a guide and one ...
... to be acknowledged in some way.
Sadly, many of these parks are empty now as open public places are perceived to be dangerous due to the prevalence of an ever increasing drug problem. The oldies are saddened by this but cultures change and of course the flirting continues in the modern meeting places of the 21 century - fast food outlets.
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility