We got out of the city the next day and headed for LaFortuna. The town has an active volcano and offers loads of activities. We booked into Gringo Petes Too ( yes that's how he spells it!) and immediately felt welcome by Juan Carlos. We had the chats with him and he filled us in on all the free activities in the area. We headed off to a small waterfall, with a rope swing, and I nearly faced death for not the last time on this trip. We ventured to some natural hot springs that evening where we relaxed in the springs by candlelight with a beer in hand. Bliss. The next day brought us some white water rafting. The nerves were starting to kick in as we went through all the safety procedures, and next thing we were on the river. We were in the boat less than two minutes when Sue fell out. The guide grabbed a hold of her but couldn't hold on, she went under the boat and I accustomed myself to the idea of travelling on my own for the next few months. Sue's smiling head popped up again and she clambered back into the boat. Me nerves!! The rest of the trip was edge of the seat stuff but we safely made it back to land. The rafting was followed by a trip to an organic farm where we were fed and educated. We finished off with a shot of freshly brewed moonshine, two for the Irish girls!!
After our two shots we planned the congratulatory drinks for the group (we are sound like that!) and all met up again that night. We danced the night away with the raft guides and locals and our planned departure the next morning was put on hold! We managed to drag ourselves onto a bus the following morning and bid farewell to LaFortuna and it's very welcoming people. We travelled on a bus, a bus , a boat and a bus for 12 hours, and reached our destination of Montezuma finally.
Montezuma is a surf town on the pacific coast with gorgeous scenery and beautiful natural resources. We chilled out here for two days. We hiked to a gorgeous waterfall, where the locals entertained us with their diving skills. We visited the gorgeous beaches and the quaint town. We conversed (badly!) with the locals, and felt grateful for having the opportunity to meet some of the lovely Costa Rican people. We decided to move on after restoring some energy and headed for Nicaragua, facing another 13 hours of buses to get there!