We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful vacation in Costa Rica! We were surprised and delighted how smoothly everything went. Every hotel transfer and excursion was right on time as scheduled. Our room at the Mountain Paradise Hotel was spacious and clean. It had the most awesome view of the volcano which we were able to see every day. Our first tour was of the Arenal Volcano. Hiking is one of our most favorite outdoor activities so we really enjoyed the trek. Our guide Heidel (sp?) was extremely knowledgeable of the area. Our next excursion that day was to Ecotermales Hot Springs with dinner. We have been to hot springs before but never awesome ones like these with multiple pools at different temps. Dinner was great too.
Next day Canyoning and waterfall rappelling were definitely a rush. I am afraid of heights but I did it! And I have the proof in pictures which was also a nice touch that the guides had done for all of us. Lunch afterwards was just the way we like it, local style. Sarapiqui River Rafting was just awesome! We are water lovers and just had a blast. Midday snack along the river was refreshing. Lunch again was local flavor great.
Attica Canopy Tour was exhilarating and Horseback riding was fun. We were impressed with the professionalism and instruction from all the guides. We felt very safe during all activities which was very important to us. What was also helpful was the information we were given about each tour such as what to expect, what to wear and what to bring.