Trip Start Feb 01, 2009
Trip End Apr 06, 2009

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Puntarenas,
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Away from the beach and located up in the hills is the picturesque town of Santa Elena. The bus ride ascends the hillside and literally takes you into the clouds. Santa Elena is only a few kilometers from the more well known town of Monte Verde but equally beautiful and quite a bit cheaper for accomodation.

It is from here that loads of activities can be arranged and as it is our last week we decided to get the blood pumping and do something exciting. We signed up for a canopy tour, which takes you high above the trees, in some cases up to 180m above the ground. There are 13 zip lines, the longest of which is 1km and you can get up to speeds of 60km/hr. They also have a 30m rappel and a crazy 60m "tarzan" swing which makes you squeal like a little girl and requires clean drawers afterwards. It certainly was loads of fun and definitely worth it.... highly recommended.

It is a little colder up here compared to the beach, but makes a nice change and escape from the heat and is also a fair amount cheaper than the coast.
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