Costa Rica: Day 2

Aug 10, 2014 - Domingo

We woke early and had breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Breakfast was not as spectacular as dinner the night before, but it was still very good.

Our flight to Arenal volcano was at 11:45 am, so we left for the airport again. I thought the flight would be fun, but I got very sick (no vomit!) since it was a very small airplane prone to air disturbance. Kyra was sick, too, but she seemed to expect it. I slowly recovered over the next few hours.

The ride from the airport in La Fortuna, a small town nearby the volcano, to the Arenal Observatory Lodge where we were staying was not terribly interesting. About half of it was through an unpaved road that would wash out with the rain, creating big potholes, causing the ride to be very slow and very bumpy. I was glad I didn't drive, not that I was able to, since I was still sick from the plane ride.

We arrived and ate sandwiches from the airport, then rested. After, we made it to the pool and jacuzzi -- it was very beautiful. We explored a bit and had dinner at the hotel. A travel group arrived at sunset, and we watched it with them.

That night we slept better, but still a little rough. Some of the birds were quite loud, and the howler monkeys woke us up the next morning.

The volcano is gorgeous. It's shrouded by cloud often, but we had a few clear views. It's not too hot or humid. Really, lovely weather. No scorpions so far!


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