Explore our habitat and discover its riches When it's rainy in Costa Rica, you can be sure there will be plenty to do throughout the country. Located at the foothills of the Arenal Volcano at an elevation of 350 ft above the sea level, Arenal Observatory Lodge is an eco-project farm with a friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy during the trip.
The sun was shining, horses were grazing in the lush, green grass and Arenal Volcano was clearly visible against blue Costa Rican sky. Perfect day right? From the photo above you would never be able to tell that just a few hours earlier I was curled into fetal position, completely immobilized by some terribly evil stomach virus, Drew had it too, but luckily he was able to overpower it a bit better than I. Here’s our little cabin in La Fortuna that I thought I would never leave.
The fertile Atlantic coast slope drains into the Caribbean Sea at Costa Rica´s remote northeastern border with Nicaragua, along the San Juan River. Here, the Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge and the 20,000 hectare Tortguero National Park, do their bit to protect their famous networl of canals, tributaries and the vast green, alluvial plain.
The most typical dish in all Costa Rica is "Gallo Pinto", "red rooster", a rice and bean dish served with breakfast and sometimes lunch. Different recipes include herbs or garlic, but the basic ingredients are always black beans and rice, bell peppers and onions.Don´t pass up an opportunity to try Lizano, the Costa Rican imitation of English Worcestershire sauce. This piquant blend of vegetables, chiles, and sugar is used on almost everything, like ketchup. If you get addicted, it´s now available in the US on your grocer´s Spanish food shelf.
Cabo Blanco Aboslute Nature ReserveLocated in the southern side of the Nicoya Peninsula, Cabo Blanco is a national park of 1172hectares of forest and many kilometers of dramatic coastline and is home to hundreds of animal and plant species. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Nicoya Peninsula.
We know what you are thinking: What to do in La Fortuna? La Fortuna is an adventurous, nature-filled vacation spot that is fun for all ages. Welcoming tour guides and helpful locals make it a family-friendly location, while zip-lining and hiking trails make it ideal for thrill-seekers. Bring your camera and your rain poncho and get ready for Bird watching, howling monkeys, Arenal Volcano National Park and the time of your life.