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Costa Rica Day 3 – Zip Lining and Hot Springs

As I sit here it is another Monday (third in a row) where the city is shut down due to snow. In the past 30 days Boston has gotten more than 62 inches of snow. To put that in perspective I’m 63 inches tall, yep that means the snow is almost over my head and since there has been zero melt it really is almost over my head in the yard. So instead of sitting here complaining about the snow, because in all honesty it is going to make for an AWESOME Presidents Day ski weekend, I’ll bring you back to Costa Rica where currently it is in the high 70’s. 

Day three we got up super early because the boyfriend wanted to be the first ones out on the zip line course. We booked it the day before and at 7:30 we were in the parking lot of Eco Glide. Below are a few pictures I stole off their website since we didn’t bring out phones to take pictures. One wrong move and the phones would have been jungle ornaments forever! 

It was beautiful and so much fun. You start off by taking a ride on the back of this truck way into the the jungle where the first line is around 35 feet long. They build you up in length so the last one you do is over 1000 feet and a full 45 seconds you are zipping along the top of the jungle. They also have this awesome Tarzan swing where you are at the top of this huge tree and jump off the platform and swing over a cliff. 

After we got home it was only 9:30 so we showered and headed into town for breakfast and to look around. 2

 

This was an open air church that was in the middle of town. It was so beautiful, unfortunately no mass was going on though. We then went back to the hotel and decided to go to the hot springs. We were really excited as we thought it would be a beautiful place to relax. We got there and there was water slides, semi warm water and it was PACKED. To top it off there were these signs everywhere. 

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Um gross! We stayed for probably 20 minutes and decided since we only spent $12 we would leave. I had read about a free one that was suppose to be more natural, like an actual river coming off the volcano so we decided to take a drive to see if we could find it. We did and it was so amazing, and since there are no signs and tourists don’t know about it there was hardly anyone there. 

 

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We stayed there for a little while and then headed back to the hotel to get changed and go out to dinner. The next day we packed up and said goodbye to our hotel. If you are ever in Arenal I would highly suggest staying at Apart Hotel Tierra Del FuegoFullSizeRender (2) FullSizeRender (4) FullSizeRender (3) FullSizeRender FullSizeRender (1)

 

The grounds were beautifully kept, the rooms were spacious and very clean, the owners spoke English fluently and they left us every morning with wonderful towel designs! 

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Random cute dog we saw on day two while waiting to talk to a tour guide on booking the hot springs

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