Volcano Irazu and Guayabo

Turrialba Travel Blog

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Timo had a bad night and is already awake at 5 o’clock, but just in front of the room there are a lot of flowers and he can observe hummingbirds, a nice start of a Costa Rican day. Then we have breakfast. Eef only has fruits, toast, yoghurt and coffee, Timo had rancheros desayunos: a spicy tomato soup with two poached eggs: it has a special flavor, but it’s very good and you are full soon. We leave for Irazu first, a trip through the mountains of about one hour and a half. We see the valleys, the sugar cane and coffee plantations, and a nice trip in the mountains. When we reach Pacayas the sun shines a little bit, we have crossed the highest clouds and en joy the bit of warmth the sun is providing. Yes our first real sunny moment this vacation. And more important: apart from two or three short showers it stays dry today. We drive on a good road all the way up to 3432 meters of the Irazu. At the entrance someone tells us we would better not go all the way. We go, we did not sit in the car for 1.5 hours for nothing. Now we want to see for ourselves there is nothing to see. So we go up, apart from thick fog, black soil and dreary landscape, trees with lichen there is nothing to see. So we drive back down, with bad luck the weather is bad, or anyway not good enough to see the volcano. We take the same road to Turrialba, wait a moment, because people are cleaning up the road from mud. We try for two times to take a road to Guayabo, but both of them are too muddy and to steep for us, so we drive back to the hotel. We eat our sandwiches from the supermarket and swim in the hotel pool and then go into the Jacuzzi, relax with a mojito, then we prepare for the aperitif at the bar and have something to eat. From our terrace we observe three Montezuma oropendula. They hang like a pendulum around the branches of the trees and at that moment call the females. A very beautiful bird, great. We eat something less expensive today: two hamburguesa with French fries, and we enjoy it a lot again. Eef has Imperial and Timo only water. At seven thirty we return to our room, watch a crime-series and go to sleep at 21:30. A night without rain that has been a while. In the end we enjoyed a lot Casa Turire, relax and have good meals.

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