Day 2 of our Costa Rican adventure. We woke up in the morning and had a buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we packed up and checked out. In our minds, we were thinking that nothing could’ve been as good as that hotel. How wrong we were. We took our bus to a volcano, where we walked to the crater. However, there was very low visibility, and thus our attempts to view the crater were futile. We did get our first taste of Costa Rican jungle though, so the trip wasn’t all for naught.
Following the volcano, we drove to Freddo Fresas, where we ate lunch. Disappointed, we were not. The food was pristine, and everyone left satisfied. From lunch, we continued on our journey to our next destination. This voyage took us past plantations, through towns, and next to a waterfall, La catarata de La Paz, the peace waterfall.
When we arrived at our destination, we were struck by the hotel. The rooms were first-class. Queen-sized beds for each person, air conditioning, and a large bathroom with a plant growing in it from the ground. What more could you ask for? Apparently hot springs. After relaxing for a bit, we drove down the road to the hot springs, where a volcano heated the water. Unsurprisingly, the hot springs were hot. As we immersed ourselves in the springs, our tensions washed away. The springs eased us after a long day of travel. It wasn’t just relaxation, though. Water slides added fun to the mix. You could choose the high-speed wall-riding person-flipping slide, or the whirly-twirly-turny slide.
After a couple hours at the springs, we had a late dinner at 8. It was again buffet style, and we were once again satisfied. After dining, we went back to the hotel, and thus the day ended. Our minds happy and our hopes high tomorrow, we retire to our beds. Until tomorrow, pura vida.
-Nick Cordeiro and Kian Rice