Monteverde was in the mountains and was GORGEOUS! The road to get their was EXTREMELY rough, but in my opinion it was well worth the trek. Some major highlights of Monteverde were visiting the cloud forest and seeing toucans, quetzals, and sloths in the wild! We stayed at a cool hotel in Monteverde called Camino Verde B&B... whose manager became friends with us and actually partied with us one night. He was very helpful, stay there if you ever go! Also, we went ziplining in Monteverde, which might just be up there as one of my top life experiences. There were 14 ziplines and despite the fact that I am *seriously* afraid of heights and wanted to back out before I went I am SO happy I didn't. We went with the company Extremo.... and it was quite extremo. The last line was 1 km in length and you went superman style. I legitimately felt like I was flying and also went through an actual cloud. It was definitely a unique experience!
La Fortuna pictures:
dancing with our new friends!
La Fortuna is at the base of an active volcano. It erupts almost every night. We didn't get to see any lava because it was mostly cloud covered, but we did see a plume which was a close second! We also went to hotsprings in La Fortuna, which was neat. Of course they built up all the pools, so it was more of a hot springs amusement park than a natural environment, but they had swim up bars and waterslides so... I didn't mind! :) The other things I loved about La Fortuna were just walking the streets and people watching in the park. Also, the 24 Soda La Parada is yummy!
Stay tuned for part 3: The Carribean!