Leaving the laid back Caribbean/Jungle we headed to San José for two nights before going home.  Arriving in San José last night was quite depressing as our senses were assaulted by traffic jams, advertising hoardings, people scurrying everywhere, and a much cooler temperature.  Today we’ve spent the day on a trip to a coffee plantation, a volcano, and waterfalls. On the coffee […]

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Day 6.   A 6.45 a.m. pickup from our lodge, followed by a 4 hour journey by road, and another 2 hours by boat.  We are now in Tortuguero which is only accessible via a boat trip through the jungle.  It feels very ‘Indiana Jones’! Our lodge has the river on one side, and the Caribbean sea on the other.  […]

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Day 3 and we left early to travel to Arenal – an area dominated by a volcano.  The journey was in a cramped minibus on unmade roads – gravel tracks for over 2 hours constantly up and down the hillsides.  The scenery however was stunning and almost Alpine.  We then had to cross a lake on a 45 minute boat ride.As […]

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