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Published: December 10th 2006
To get to Costa Rica, the final leg of our voyage in Nicaragua consisted of a 10 hr overnight ferry ride to the southern end of lake Nicaragua. Luckly it didn't rain so Ben found a place to stretch out on the deck while Nastassia scored a bench all to herself inside. We even managed to catch a few hours of shut eye in between all the stops on the way down the lake. Three stops later we pulled into the town of San Carlos at the entrance to the Rio San Juan which drains Lake Nicaragua into the Caribbean. From here we cleared Nicaraguan immigration and then hopped aboard a smaller boat and went up the Rio Frio into Costa Rica. This was a cool ride, with spottings of turtles, monkeys, crocodiles and numerous birds along the way.
After the line-ups of Costa Rican customs, we bussed down to La Fortuna, the very popular tourist desitination below the active Volcano Arenal. We had hoped to catch a glimpse of volcano working its magic but unfortunately it was to cloudy and rainy the entire time so we didn't even see the volcano. But on a positive note, we did have
"I have to go across that?"
(She was yelling "Again, again," by the time we were finished!)
a blast going on a canopy tour (zip line) in a raging rainstorm (its faster when the lines are wet) and got to ride some horsies (yay)!
After a brief 2 night stop here, we got up early and navigated 3 buses down Costa Rica to the Osa Pennisula. Ben expecially enjoyed the 14 hours of travelling after getting food poisoning from some mayonaise the night before. But in the end we made it in one piece and Ben was ever so grateful!
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