La Fortuna, Arenal
Trip Start Sep 13, 2011
4Trip End Sep 22, 2011
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We stayed at Hotel La Fortuna for two nights, which was located near the base of the Arenal volcano (which sadly hasn't been active for about two years)
On Friday we signed up for canyoneering, which consisted of rappelling down four different tropical waterfalls and descending through a river canyon, the Lost Canyon, in the Tican rainforest. It turned out to be a blast, and of course was followed by casados at the Canyon Cafe. It rained for a good part of the day, and we encountered a decent-sized thunderstorm later on. That night we headed to Arenal Hot Springs at Los Lagos, where we swam around in the warm rainforest springs and took advantage their water slides. It was a bit disappointing that there was no lava flowing to see at Arenal, but the hot springs were definitely enjoyable after the rainy night.
We woke up pretty early Saturday morning. After hitting up a panaderia, Musmanni, we packed up our things and headed to Lake Arenal, where we took a ferry across to the other side in order to drive to our next destination: Monteverde.