You can spend the rest of your day relaxing around the hotel and taking in the stunning back drop of Arenal Volcano.
The volcano is still active and last erupted in 2010.
We whiled away the evening with a lovely meal with the volcano as the backdrop.
The Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
We spent hours meandering through the tropical vegetation, while constantly on the look out for the carefree sloths.
This park has also got some amazing hanging bridges (hence the name), which gives you the feeling of walking amongst the treetops.
As you can see in this part of the world the weather can be changeable
The Sky Tram, or …
Later in the afternoon we decided that we would take a relaxing ride on the Sky Tram. This is described as a ‘gondola’ that leisurely rises through the rainforest with some amazing photo opportunities.
Well, when we arrived at the Sky Tram we were informed that the tram wasn’t running the full tour. The Sky Trek was offered as an option.
Gary and I looked at each other and thought this could only mean one thing, the ZIP LINE.
After some deliberation we decided to go for it. You only live once and we thought we may never get this opportunity again.
It’s not often you are hanging 200 metres off the ground suspended by a cable.
Once you get over the initial shock of pushing yourself off the platform, with barely nothing between you and the rain forest floor below but a small harness, you do actually manage to appreciate the unbelievable views around. We even had the good fortune of seeing a flock of toucans fly in front of us.
After about 2.5 hours, 7 zip lines and a bout of ‘why the hell are we doing this’, we make it to the bottom. It was a fantastic experience and would certainly do it again (although I’m not too sure that Gary would).
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