For my birthday I decided to treat myself and went to visit my friends in Costa Rica. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Most of my trip was spent in a little town called La Fortuna set on the foot of an inactive volcano. This volcano had been very active two years prior and you can still see smoke coming out of the top! This town is an amazing oasis where you come in contact with nature in all its glory. That is one thing I loved about Costa Rica: how civilisation has respected the natural surroundings. You can literally breathe fresh air wherever you may go, whether its in the capital of Costa Rica, San José or in the natural hot springs of La Fortuna.
My friends and I stayed at the wonderful Montaña de Fuego Hotel , where we had an amazing experience thanks to Jeffrey Cervantes Calderón, Guest Services Manager (THANK YOU!). Everyone on the staff was welcoming and so nice, from check in to check out! It is definitely a place I recommend and that hopefully soon I will be coming back to visit and enjoy all the fun activities that La Fortuna has to offer.
Among the leasure activities that can be enjoyed around the pool area and hot springs, that include a fun mud bath (your skin will feel soooo soft afterwards) there are plenty of adventurous activities fit for all types of thrill seekers. On the day of my birthday I went ziplining, tubing, rappelling and horse back riding along the mountain (my favorite part).
If you are planning a visit to Costa Rica, then you definitely need to visit La Fortuna and Montaña de Fuego!
Here are some pictures in the gallery below to show you just how amazing La Fortuna is!
*pictures taken from Google Images and myself*