We booked our stay with hostelworld.com. After booking, we immediately got an email from the owner Miguel, asking us about our arrival and giving us information. This is when we booked our taxi-boat-taxi tour to Santa Elena as well.
We arranged to have a (free!!) pickup from the airstrip where our domestic flight Nature Air would bring us. He picked us up and drove us to his beautiful piece of land.
It's a little outside of the village, so no noise from cars or drunk youngsters. Miguel arranges for everything you need! At our arrival we instantly got a bunch of ideas about that afternoon, and we booked a tour (first hiking in the national park and then to one of the hotsprings) and he made sure we were brought there and got picked up afterwords.
Our night was good. Well, we had a warm welcome by some ants, but hey: welcome to the jungle! And then at breakfast, Miguel pointed out the tree a sloth was staying in! He had lived there for two weeks without paying for the dinners or nights!! haha
That morning we had the chance to walk upto the very big waterfall, and the views were beautiful. Walking back we saw the Arenal almost without clouds! it was a special day. That afternoon we had to leave for Santa Elena, but it was a great stay. Thank you Miguel and family!
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included