A shorter post today after my late one last time. My morning wakeup calls have been howler monkeys by the coast, the traditional cockerel in the cloud forest and now a troupe of arguing spider monkeys 🙊! Last night we watched the sunset and finally had an unobstructed view of the volcano 🌋, complete with steam coming out of the top. Just in time ⌚ for us to leave. On the way back home, we stopped off at a waterfall 💦 where I swam in the river beneath amongst the trout, the only one to go in! It was so refreshing. #arenal #arenalobservatorylodge #costaricapuravida #costarica #puravidacostarica #puravida #arenalvolcano
A late post today as the internet went down. This happens in Costa Rica and power cuts are not unusual. I usually post the morning after about my day, otherwise my posts would come while most of you are asleep!
It was an early start for a nature hike in the rain. We saw monkeys 🙊, a waterfall and this toucan; we've seen them closer, but this was taken through a telescope 🔭. We did watch the football ⚽, but I won't say any more about it. In the afternoon, we went swimming 🏊, ending up in the jacuzzi as the pool was too cold ❄, but there were beautiful views as it was surrounded by rainforest and a view of the volcano 🌋. At the end of the day, we went on a night hike of our own to the resort's frog 🐸 pond, where we saw three species, lots of insects including fireflies and a snake! 🐍 We head back to civilisation tomorrow. Trying not to think 🤔 about it. #costaricapuravida #costarica #puravidacostarica #puravida #arenal #arenalobservatorylodge #toucan #toucans
We may have saved the best place for last. Surrounded by cloud 🌥 forest with all the attending wildlife, including the spider monkeys 🙊 we saw this afternoon, numerous frogs and weird birds 🐦with views of a massive lake and an actual active, if quiet, volcano 🌋, the seismic observatory where we are is a magical place. There is no light at night though. Glad I'm over my fear of the dark! In most places, there is at least a glimmer, but it's completely pitch black. Anyway, hope to get a photo of the top of the volcano and explore our resort more tomorrow #arenal #arenalobservatoryLodge #puravida #puravidacostarica #costarica #costaricapuravida
Volcan Arenal in all its glory. It’s rare to see the top but we had a perfect view this afternoon!
The Wild Woman has a deep love for nature, a love for the ancient Mother, though possibly misunderstood, it has always been in her. When she goes into the wilderness a part of her soul is going home.
Heading down to the observatory park after few hours hike through the forest trails. I really enjoyed the panoramic view of the volcano (and arenal lake) and its surprising history. Before the volcano erupted, there was no volcanologist in #costarica
, and no one knew that there was a #volcano
in this area. The villagers thought it was just a hill. Note that the “hill” was covered by forest and it was not as high as it is today (the explosion caused a raise in ash column about 10km in height).
#whenincostarica #arenaljungletours #twovolcanoestour #arenalobservatorylodge #rainforests
in love with this waterfall