Arenal Volcano to Monteverde
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January 26th, 2010 – by: Jody-Scott
But -- when in Arenal, the volcano is the main attraction, so we got going early on Tuesday, went to the observatory, prowled aroud and took a short hike. It is fun to see the volcano close-up --- even though that still means several miles away.With binoculars we could watch the steam rising from steam vents and/or lava streams (cannot tell which from a distance).
Never quite saw the whole mountain clear of clouds, but fairly good views. And -- on our hike an unexpected close-up encounter with a coral snake -- yikes !
The road from Arenal to Monteverde needs more than a chapter to itself. It was a never-ending journey.. When wer thought we were getting close, we started into a 20+ kilometer stretch of awful rutted dirt/gravel road. Average speed under 15mph. Nice scenery, though, and a wonderful treat to be welcomeed by Jonathan and Heather as we arrived (very road-weary) near dusk.
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