Two days of Paradise
Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
163Trip End Mar 17, 2013
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The hostel was wonderful (I've written and tagged a review of it on this page). It was the best hostel we've stayed in. Not for party animals though, it is a relaxing haven after a stressful day.
As our stay was to be so short, we planned 2 tours, one for each day. The first was Zip lining through the rainforest and straight on to whitewater rafting and the second was visiting the Arenal Volcano and enjoying it's naturally heated water at the Tabacon hot springs.
We had 2 fantastic days
The white water rafting was great fun - level 2 and 3 rapids, and Marcelo's first time doing it. We don't have any pics of us on he rapids as when we were I was paddling for my life rather than taking pictures.
We were lucky as the only others on the tour were a Ukranian couple who live in Georgia, so we made good friends with them and had a very personal tour as we could chat with the guides.
When asked why he was bringing a pineapple on the boat our whitewater rafting guide told us that it was to give to the natives who live in the rainforest in exchange for the use of the river. If we didn't give it to them they may shoot us with poison darts. He had us all sucked in for just a second.
The second day was the Arenal Volcano, which was like a 4 hour drive there and back. We stopped at a rest stop with a hummingbird garden, while Marcelo had his camera fixated on the water feeder, a hummingbird landed on my hand (I think it was my ring glinting in the sunlight that attracted him) and he stayed there a good minute or so
We made good friends with a few people on our tour and hope to continue to stay in touch with them.
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