FlyingBones travel blog

The Qetzal bird, very rare & hard to photograph

A poisonous tarantula (in it's hole)

Our guide Frederico


Back again...

Arrived in Monteverde after a bone shaking ride along what can only be described as a dirt track with bolders everywhere... Thankfully, Marvin our driver lowered the pressure on the Toyota's tyres to make it less painful...but after 22Km we had loose fillings & Fi was grateful for wearing a bra that day ;-)

Ok... so then checked in to the basic Quezal Inn... then dinner at the wonderful El Campesino (The Countryman) steakhouse. Monteverde is quite high & the clouds really hemmed in, but then what follwed was the "Mother of all thunderstorms".

However, with cocktails at 1.5UKP each & flambe bananas to finish off what more could we wish for. Ah, I know... a cloud forest.

The Monteverde Reserve is a privately run, but protected area which allows only about 150 visitors a day. We had Frederico guiding us & he really made the trip complete. Always pointing out Quetzal birds, caterpillars, butterflies, different species of plants/trees & finally tarantulas. We met up with Adam & Carolina from Switzerland who were on the tour with us. Good to meet with them...

We hope to post some photos soon, but need better access to technology (& NOT a Spanish keyboard)...

Ok, so this afternoon, we are off to Arenal, by taxi, boat & then another taxi. We'll be staying at the foot of an active if you don't hear from us in a few days...

Bye for now...

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