Costa Rica Trip -
San Jose, Arenal Volcano, MonteVerde Cloud Forest

Jenn wanted to see Central America. I had 100,000 USAir miles I wanted to burn quickly, earned from years of use of a USAir Visa, before they went bankrupt. The furthest we could get for free was Costa Rica. There is tons of birding to be done in Costa Rica. Voila! It's cheap there, too. We like free :)

Costa Rica's most famous attraction is the Arenal Volcano - this thing erupts 40 times a day and has a stream of red lava rolling down it. Cooooooooooooool!!

Here's the big picture. From some high spots in Costa Rica you can literally see both oceans at once!

Fri 12/3 - Philadelphia PA
10 Hour Layover = Miramoto Sushi, home of the Iron Chef

Sat 12/4 - Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Land in San Jose at 11:49am, shuttle to Arenal Volcano and Tabacon hot springs. Stay at the base of the volcano.

Sun 12/5 - Cloud Forest of Monteverde
Take boat water taxi over to Monteverde Cloud Forest, explore, stay right next to the forest.

Mon 12/6 - La Paz Waterfalls, then San Jose
Drive from Monteverde back to San Jose, visiting butterflies and hummingbirds along the way.

Tue 12/7 - Fly Home
The flight for home leaves at 2:50pm.

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