We headed East into the mountainous interior of Costa Rica to the town of Monteverde. This place is one of the epicentres of ecotourism in Costa Rica. We decided that we would take the high mountain pass in our little 4x4 vehicle and it turned out to be a far bigger adventure than anticipated. At some points we were driving on a narrow dirt road atop a ridge with huge sweeping views of the surrounding valleys on either side.
There is so much to do there that we ended up spending several days checking it all out. We went to a few nature exhibits and got to enjoy some local wildlife.
We took a night walk to see some creepy crawlies but the creepiest of all were the trantulas!
We also spent a day hiking through the jungle which was very cool.
And of course, no visit to Costa Rica is complete without doing a zip line tour. Next to Volcan Pacaya, this had to be one of the best things that we've done on our trip so far. There was a series of 16 lines, a Tarzan swing, a 15m rappel and a kilometre long 'Superman' zipline that sent you across a big valley. It was absolutely amazing to be cruising through the trees and across the valleys. Wish we could have done this tour twice!!
We'll be heading to the Caribbean coast to soak up some mellow vibes and raggae music in the next few days. It should be quite the change from our adventures on the Pacific.