Yesterday, we planned with Gerardo the channels tour at 5:30am, but there was a tropical rain that looked like the world was ending and didn’t look like it was going to get better. I started to get scared thinking that our vacation would be like that, but at 6:00am rain stopped and we were able to go to our tour (30$ per person + 15$ park entrance, everything can be paid with card, $ or colones).
We were the only ones in the boat with Gerardo, and spend 3 hours with him looking a different birds, heard monkeys, saw water turtles and caimans. We had a lovely time that also ended with an amazing breakfast back in our hotel.
From Tortuguero to La Fortuna
At 10:30 we went to the dock to catch out boat back to La Pavona (10$ per person in cash, and around 1 hour), pick up our car and head to La Fortuna.
On our way to La Fortuna, we stopped in a very small local restaurant (no name) and had this amazing lunch (beans, arepa, platain, salad, cheese, etc.), delicious and only 11.5$ (cash only) per person including guanabana juice (my favorite) and coffee.
The road was OK. Sometimes one lane, sometimes two lanes but nothing complicated.
Around 15:30 we were in our hotel in La Fortuna: Tangara. The hosts in this hotel were also really nice to us, actually like everybody in Costa Rica. They offer us all the options of what to do in La Fortuna-Arenal and recommended restaurants close by.
Since it was already late, we chill a litle bit by the pool and then went for dinner at Restaurant Tiquicia, where we had these amazing empanadas and then went early to bed cause tomorrow we´ll hike by the volcano.
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