Wednesday
Jul132011

La Fortuna (Day 3)

Our first full day staying around La Fortuna. Our hotel was a fair ways out of town so we decided to spend the day exploring the area. Our first stop was a guided hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges

Epiphytes.

 

Blue Jeans frog, very small and poisonous.

 

View of the Arenal Volcano at the end of the hike. Sunny and hot, typical for the middle of the day.

 

 

The second portion of our day was a hike down to the Rio Fortuna Waterfall for a short swim.

This is where the falls used to be before a landslide changed the course of the river.

After the waterfall we stopped for lunch and a walk around town in La Fortuna.

This is the church in the center of town.

Next stop was a hike to the base of the Arenal Volcano.

Because of the high silica content the lava in Costa Rica is quite solid, it's not liquid like the kind you'd see in Hawaii.

 


After the volcano we headed back into town for dinner and a soak at the Tabacon hot springs. I don't have any photos of that though.