Day 12: Return

Our last day in Costa Rica. We headed to the airport and flew home. Its been a great trip. The last adventure for our trip came as we landed back in LAX and I swear the pilot nearly crashed the plane as we bounced from one wheel to another before finally being on all wheels…

Day 11: Ziplines

Today again after sleeping in nice and late, we went up to find a tour for ‘zip lines’ like we had passed up in Monteverde, and decided on one and drove up to their office on the side of a local hill, finding that the tour was $10 more from the place itself than if…

Day 10: Jaco

After a nice morning of sleeping in, we went looking for a beach called Manuel San Antonio which is supposed to be well known for its pleasant beaches. After about an hour of driving over some well paved roads (and some of the worst bridges I’ve ever seen, im thankful to be alive still) we…

Day 9: Bridges

Woke up at like 6am to get ready for the day ahead. We drove up to the top of the local peak to the “Cloud Forest Reserve” with the expectation of doing a 2hr hike around the park on 8 hanging bridges, some as long as 600ft. The bridges cut through the canopy of the…

Day 8: Monteverde

Our stay outside Arenal was over, and it was time for us to move to our new hotel at the top of a mountain in a town called Monteverde(green mountain). We left expecting a short 1hr drive. It turned out to be closer to 5 hours… We expected to just be skirting around the south…

Day 7: Arenal

We set out on our own adventure this day, heading out to the Arenal volcano, finding ourselves at the Arenal park at the foot of the volcano. Sadly though Arenal was fairly quiet, the occasional rumblings and rocks launched over its side wasn’t nearly as exciting as we had hoped, and with a cloud constantly…

Day 6: Waterfall

Our car arrived in the morning and we set out for our first destination out in the country side, a hotel/resort about 20 km (about 15 miles I think) from an active volcano called Arenal. As it turns out the roads are incredibly hard to navigate, because nothing is marked… period… not freeways or anything…