|jueves, 18 de octubre de 2007|
ARENAL VOLCANO, Costa Rica - Some in our group had requested "volcano
wake-up calls" for the wee hours, when the humid cloud-forming winds
from the Caribbean are less prevalent. But they had no luck. Arenal
Volcano had been shrouded in mists, its head in the clouds, since our
We were with a group of 30 -- well-traveled nature lovers. Age span was from 10 to 66.
Called Path to Pura Vida (the Good Life), our trip began with an overnight at the Marriott Costa Rica Hotel, a former coffee plantation hacienda in San Jose. A short taxi ride away was Plaza de la Cultura in downtown San Jose and the Museo del Oro Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Gold) and displays of golden figurines of birds and frogs, which we would see come to life, as it were, in the jungle soon.