Today was a “repositioning” day, moving from Arenal (still no volcano – it didn’t appear to see us off) to the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Across the Continental Divide, following multiple switchbacks, we slowly made our way to the Monteverde area, arriving at our hotel built into the side of a mountain in mid-afternoon.
Monteverde is the famous “cloud forest” area, and we can testify to that, as we literally walked through the clouds to get to our room at about 6,000 feet. The sun shines but the mist envelops you everywhere you go, with a very fine spray.
This will be a “chilling” day, to rest up for tomorrow’s “Canopy Walk”,
Hummingbird and Reptile Exhibits, and for those not plagued with acrophobia, a mile-long zipline ride 150 feet above the ground, up in the treetops.
We did discover a new rum native to Costa Rica, Centenario 7, which looks to be a keeper for us (not that we expect to have any left by our departure). Can you say duty-free?