Bungeeeeeeee & Volcanos

Arenal Travel Blog

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The bungee...

Got up early and... we felt the heat!! Goodbye winter, welcome summer! We ran to breakfast and found the traditional Costa Rica's Breakfast : Gallopinto.

It was just delicious and it seemed like lunch :) We had Rice and beans mixed together (it makes a difference!), scrambled eggs, meat and some other kind of beans, cheese, potatoes, toasts and fruit..and of course, black coffee!

With our stomachs full, we got into our Daihatsu Terios and started our journey, heading to the Arenal Volcano. First, it took us one hour to find the way out of San Jose... :)) uhhh..messy streets...After we did, we started looking for the famous Tropical Bungee...and there it was, right next to Naranjo on the right, after 30 kms :)

OMG.

Marco going down!
..it was so high and I has sooooooo scared, but jumped on the countdown! cinco, cuatro, tres, dos, uno....80 mts! Talking about adrenaline....!

55 USD and some emotions later, we left to Arenal...

Bumpy road! It took us 4 hours to do 120 kms... welcome to the bumpy roads of Costa Rica. It was around 4h30 pm when we saw the volcano...wow! really amazing!

We heard that we could do a night walk to the volcano, so we ran to La Fortuna trying to find a tourist office, where we could book one....but all we got was a night walk (3kms) on the hanging bridges, through the rain forest...

Just very glad we did that, even though i was terrified with the fact that there are around 133 species of snakes in Costa Rica, and that we could find many on those trails.....:s The moon was full and we could perfect see the small eruptions of lava on the volcano from a hanging bridge, 45 mts high! Just amazing...a "memorable moment"

We fpollowed the advice of our jungle guide and went to dinner at "la chouza de Laurel" where we had a great casado.

Casado is a typical dish in Costa RIca, with beans and rice (not together!), nachos, potatoes (papas), salad (ensalada) and chicken (pollo) or pig (cerdo) or beef (carne) with some sauce...it's delicious!!

Went to sleep...it was a day full of emotions! :)

xander_van_hoof says:
Great place to jump! You should try the Blaukrans jump in South Africa as well. Good trip and 120 meters high jump from a bridge.
Posted on: Apr 27, 2008
heather80 says:
I LOVED Arenal!
Posted on: Sep 27, 2007
AndiPerullo says:
I'm driving the roads in 3 days--can't wait!!! Loving your blog thus far...
Posted on: May 13, 2007
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The bungee...
The bungee...
Marco going down!
Marco going down!
again...
again...
Pura vida
Pura vida
and thats me...getting nervous...…
and that's me...getting nervous..…
5, 4, 3, 2...
5, 4, 3, 2...
ahhhhh...
ahhhhh...
Ready....
Ready....
on the way to arenal
on the way to arenal
are we there yet?
are we there yet?
the machine!!!
the machine!!!
the volcano :)
the volcano :)
after....
after....
a nice scenery
a nice scenery
Arenal
photo by: anlis