July 23, 2012 - The next installment of our itinerary was the Arenal volcano, a popular stop on the Costa Rica tourist circuit.
The car seemed to not have suffered too much damage from our race to make the 1 PM ferry the other day, so we casually made our way to the Arenal volcano, having booked a spot at Volcano Lodge. Sadly, the weather was such we didn't get a single peak of the volcano and we also found out that the thing had gone silent a few years ago, sapping our desire for a hike to the top.
The patio of our room bordered on a garden with a wild variety of flowers which turned out to be a feeding ground for dozens of hummingbirds. We sat very quietly on the deck and watched the air-to-air combat of the humming birds, cameras at the ready.
Our next stop proved to be the most challenging but the most rewarding.