Hello friends and Happy New Year! Is it already day 6 of 2016? I am so behind on what I wanted to post the first few days of January, but I decided to finally buckle down and I cleaned out my office this past weekend! It was a job for sure! I will post some pics soon of the office progress, but first, more Costa Rica pics!
On our 3rd day we took a trip up the Arenal Volcano! I have been here a few times with my friends during past trips, so it was really fun to have the ‘tourist’ experience. After another delightful breakfast, we were picked up and headed to La Fortuna.
It was a bit of a drive and we also stopped a few times to see some touristy things. We did a little souvenir shopping and also visited the largest ox cart in the world as well as a beautiful church. Our tour guide was amazing! I learned a lot about Costa Rica that I had never heard before.
When we arrived in La Fortuna, we had lunch. We were given some choices before we arrived and both the Hubs and I decided on the traditional lunch.
The weather was gorgeous! I had never been up to this area before without it being super cloudy and misty. It was a nice change! And we were able to see bits of the top of the volcano.
Arenal is an active volcano. It last erupted in 1968 but still has sulfur pouring out of it daily.
We went around the backside of the volcano and did a short hike up to a beautiful view.
After the awesome views we headed back to the bus and drove to the Tabacon Hot Springs.
They were really wonderful! It was a gorgeous resort with awesome little hot pools all over. I hung out in a waterfall for a while. We then had a delicious dinner!
After our dinner we got back in the bus and headed back to San Jose. It was another long drive, but thankfully I was able to sleep for a bit.
If you ever get the chance to go to the Arenal Volcano & hot springs I recommend the other hot springs, Baldi. Both are very beautiful, but the layout and the feel of the springs in Baldi better than I did at Tabacon. Don’t get me wrong, it was still beautiful and relaxing, but I would pick Baldi first.
New years goals and recaps are underway and should be posted in the next week or so!
Thank your patience and kind words of all I have been dealing with the past month.
QOTD: Have you ever been to a volcano?
May you be filled with joy and health and a very happy 2016!