February 14th, 2004 – by: swhayden
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica: The grounds at the Montagna De Fuego Hotel.
Upon waking up at the Hotel we found that it was in a beautiful spot. We were going on an early tour though so we had to have an early breakfast and then head out for our tour of Cano Negro
. Cano Negro is up near the Nicaraguan border and is a river tour on a boat to see wildlife. I was a little scheptical about going on this part of the tour but it was probably the best part of the trip to La Fortuna
. We got on a big tour boat and went down the river and saw caiman, lizards, some monkeys, a sloth and a lot of interesting birds. Interesting day on the river. The tour took about 3 hours. From there we went back to Tobaccan Hot Springs Resort for some more soaking in the Hot Springs and another dinner and from there we rejoined a tour group day tripping from San Jose
for the bus trip back to San Jose. On the trip home the bus got a flat tire and we had to help the bus driver repair it. He had no flashlight so I had to help him with mine. Soon after that another bus came behind us and helped us repair it too. An interesting ride home as our bus was spewing a lot of smoke. We get back to San Jose Late and I spend the night at the Hotel Castillo.