|Red-eyed tree frog. So beautiful I almost cried.|
Costa Rica! Pura vida! San Jose is nothing to write home about so I won't.The bus ride to La Fortuna was beautiful, winding through the mountains with coffee plantations and tropical fruit orchards abounding. We got to La Fortuna in the early evening and we were picked up by Kelly, the manager of Essence Arenal, the hostel we would be staying at. Essence turned out to be as far out of town as you could get, up in the hills of the little town of El Castillo on the other side of the volcano. Volcan Arenal is an acive volcano that dominates the landscape and has birthed an active tourist trade around it's many side affects - hot pools, great views, and lots of volcanic activity.
|Sunset at Essence|
|And I was like, yeah, whatever.|
|Don't believe the smile. I am terrified.|