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Hello La Fortuna

Rain in a Tropical Rainforest

rain 25 °C

Day 11, February 13, 2015

Woke up to rain so hard that even the rooster went inside. Unlike a downpour at home that lasts up to 5 minutes this downpour went on for hours. The tin roof on our house resonated the sound. This is apparently unusual for this time of year. How do they ever dry their laundry?

Went for a long walk in the rain down the road under umbrellas. This is very hilly country with rich red soil. Apparently even too steep for cows in many areas.


We said goodbye to our host family and got back on the bus to go to La Fortuna which is the centre for tourism in the north and where our guide lives. Basically tourist stores interspersed with tour companies. Has a lovely park in the middle of it. Still raining. Hot sales item seems to be cheap rain ponchos. Hmmm…. However, we went out for dinner by ourselves and Fred had a great steak, which was a surprise as one should not order steak in Mexico (unless in an upscale restrung) because they are usually pretty tough. Gail’s fettuccine alfredo was not the best but she liked her wine.


Posted by Colenso 18:47 Archived in Costa Rica

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Looks so lush and lovely!

by Deborah

La Fortuna was my favourite place in 95, as it had 1 motel, and a village square. Very quiet. Barbara and I went horseback riding to the falls, and up to Mt. Arenal. Enjoy the coffee and beer.

by Judi Murakami

Beautiful photos! The rain makes everything look alive!

by alangcampbell

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