Jul 12, 2008
May 31, 2009
We arrived in Costa Rica yesterday and were amazed straight away by how friendly the people were (including the normally horrible customs staff!) The minute we stepped out of the airport we saw just how lush and green this country is. San Jose sits in the central valley basin and all aorund are breathtaking vistas of tropical rainforest and mountain ranges. We decided to book before arrival since we had been travelling through the night from the US (on the dingiest of airlines AA might we add!) when we got to the hotel we were pleasantly surprised, we had a gorgeous room by default as the receptionist says that it is normally used by famous actors and politicians! We have a panoramic view of the mountains from our bed! We were a little worried about heading into San Jose since the guidebook practically told us we would be mugged but to our surprise it is just a jostling city very much mid-development. We bought bus tickets for La Fortuna which is the heart of volcanoe territory in Costa Rica and are travelling there tomorrow.