|My first attempt at a panoramic photo!|
|Arenal can sometimes hide behind cloud. When it doesn't you can see the story-book volcano shape.|
He told us how the forest is like a hospital. There is medicine everywhere - coagulants, antibiotics, mosquito repellent and more.
We then headed down to the Catarata waterfall for a dip.
The water was actually cold! The pool was pretty shallow and rocky but you could get behind the thundering curtain of water which made up for it.
|My second attempt at a panoramic shot - my camera did not like the change in lighting!|
I'd made friends with some Danes by this point and Lise and I posed à la Titanic.
After the sun had set we headed to the 'hot river' - a thermal river heated by the volcanic activity. Here we met up with other tour groups and were served Cacique and grapefruit cocktails. I've been in hot springs before but never a thermal river and it was a very cool experience.
The next day I grabbed a delicious and cheap lunch of fish casado then headed back to San Jose. La Fortuna was a very cool place though I am idiotically sad that I missed out on seeing any volcanic activity.