Tenorio Volcano National Park – Rio Celeste

Today was our third, and last possible, chance to make the one excursion we had booked through Airbnb prior to leaving: a hike in Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano. We initially rescheduled from the 30th to the 31st, in hopes that my travel buddy would be well by then, and yesterday (the 31st) we went to … Continue reading Tenorio Volcano National Park – Rio Celeste

Arenal 1968 and La Fortuna

We had breakfast and then left in a bit of a hurry to meet up with our tour guide for an excursion today. We arrived at Seven Tours to find that I had misunderstood the directions, and we were supposed to have been picked up in Monterrey, about 2 kilometres from our house. The staff … Continue reading Arenal 1968 and La Fortuna

An Afternoon in La Fortuna

We started our morning quite leisurely with coffee/tea, sweet bread (that we purchased at a little bakery in the Monterrey village last night), and granola with yogurt and bananas (yes, the food details are that important to me). Then we drove to La Fortuna and took the road up to the waterfall park, Catarata Fortuna. … Continue reading An Afternoon in La Fortuna

Costa Rica: San Jose to Monterrey

Today was our first full day in Costa Rica. We woke up at our very clean and airport adjacent hotel, had a lovely breakfast and made our way to Avis to pick up our car rental. We drove from San Jose to Monterrey. We stopped in San Ramon at the loveliest gas station/coffee stand to … Continue reading Costa Rica: San Jose to Monterrey