From Panama City To San Jose in Costa Rica to start our Best of Central America G Adventure.
Change of hotel in Panama City, we head to the Hard Rock Hotel to live it up just a little bit before going back on tour. We check in and explore all the hotel has to offer.
Trip to the Hard Rock Hotel Spa for a massage and some relaxation, rest of the day spent just enjoying the hotel facilities.
Really long bus journey from Panama City to San Jose on the Tica Bus. The bus left at 11am and arrived in San Jose at 2am. We had nowhere to go and all hotels in the main town had closed up for the night so we took a rather expensive taxi to the airport to get a bit of sleep and a cup of coffee in the lounge.
Made our way from the airport to the joining hotel for our tour. Welcome meeting at 6pm to meet out fellow travelers and run over the trip itinerary followed by a group dinner.
We leave San Jose early in the morning to head to La Fortuna. On the way 6 of us from the group go white water rafting while the rest of the group continues onto the hotel. Really good rafting trip, nice technical river with lots of ricks and interesting rapids. After rafting we have a little dinner and jump on a bus to catch up with the rest of our group at the hotel.
Trip to lake Arenal to go Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Really enjoyed this activity as it is something we have never done before and was not to difficult to pick up and get going.
Bus Journey to Monteverde. In the afternoon we take a tour of a coffee plantation to learn about the whole process from bush to cup. Really interesting tour.