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Monday, April 18, 2011

CR-La Catarata y Volcan

Our last two days in Costa Rica were spent at the spa and hiking to the Arenal volcano and the nearby waterfall. After that long drive from Tamarindo to Arenal our bodies were aching for the hot springs on site at our next stop Hotel el Silencio del Campo. It was a totally different set up from our previous hotel. We were welcomed with a complimentary papaya fruit drink while setting up our excursions during our stay, then we settled quickly into our villa. The mood here was just very peaceful and back to nature. There were no phones in our room so room service was out of the question. The first day we just wandered around the hotel grounds then relaxed the early evening away with spa services. The lady who did my facial had special hands. Two touches and I was out cold until the end of the session.




Below is one of the entrances to the hot spring on site.



Top: Zara  Shorts: J Crew  Hat: H&M  Watch: Michael Kors,  Sandals: Phillip Lim 3.1



The next day we were up bright, early, refreshed and ready to explore the waterfall first then the volcano. We took a cab to la catarata de la fortuna (Fortuna Waterfall) where it was a US$10 admission and then hiked down to cool ourselves off in the water . It was a narrow climb down but some of the views we saw were absolutely breathtaking and worth it.



Romper: Design History  Sunglasses: Michael Kors



Swimsuit: ASOS  (2 piece to the cutout version worn in previous post)

Our taxi driver Edie was gracious enough to offer to come back to collect us and take us to the Volcano. Taxi prices were reasonable priced at about $15 to each place split between the three of us. The first photo is the view from the top of the volcano. We only realized when we got back to our hotel we were able to get closer and better shots from our hotel. But since it was only a 30 minute hike thru a forest to the volcano we weren't too heartbroken. All the hiking must of contributed to the 4lbs I lost on this trip!


Sitting on top of the world


The last eruption was in 1992 but it was still a little unsettling being so close.





After a day of full adventure it was off to the Hot Springs!

2 comments:

  1. The place looks amazing!!

    would like to go to a place like this to relax.


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