Tuesday, April 11, 2006



The time is near for our trip. We have settled on our itinerary, at least sort of...

First we visit San Jose, stay at Costa Rica Backpackers Hostel. Good reviews on this and we really look forward to our stay. Then on to Santa Elena / Monteverde, stay at Pension Santa Elena. I was on a site visit to a construction site last week and the contractor (Greg Long, first rate) asked where I was staying, it turns out that Greg stayed at Pension Santa Elena several years ago and he had nothing but good things to say. Then we are off to La Fortuna to visit the volcano, stay at Gringo Pete's (no reservation yet).

Now we get to where our plans are open. We may go to Montezuema and take in some sun and surf, or we may stay in the eco wonderland of the Monteverde region. We just don't know at this point and actually I think travel is better if you have some time to decide things on the fly.

So, stay tuned. We will update from the road if the internet connnections are not too slow.

Costa Rica internet is not particularly well developed, which surpized me. When we were in Ecuador, the country was very wired, internet cafes everywhere with good speed and pretty low cost.

Factoid: In 1958 there were 60 visitors to the Monteverde region, and this was a banner year for tourism! I wonder how many tourists visit now?


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