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, … More Costa Rica. San José
Day 10-12. We are now further down the Caribbean coast and it has a very different vibe here – an interesting mix of Caribbean and Costa Rican. We’re staying a couple of kilometres outside of the small town, and as everybody seems to get around by hiring bikes, we’ve done the same. They took a bit … More Costa Rica. Puerto Viejo Limon
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 … More Costa Rica. Tortuguero
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 … More Costa Rica. Arenal.
Well getting here was a challenge – our flight was delayed at Heathrow, which meant we had less than 30 minutes from our ‘plane landing in Madrid to the departure of our next flight. We were seated near the back which meant waiting for everyone to disembark before we could get off, and then we … More Costa Rica. Arrival & Monteverde.