After eight weeks, it was finally time to say goodbye to Costa Rica yesterday. We spent our last few days in La Fortuna, one of the very few places in Costa Rica that both of us had not been to yet. We could not have chosen a better location to spend our last days in Central America – La Fortuna exceeded every expectation. We hiked to one of the country’s most famous waterfalls, also named La Fortuna, spent a day at the 5* Tabacon Hot Springs whose thermal pools are heated by the nearby volcano Arenal and took a road trip along the stunning Lake Arenal.
We hiked in the Volcano Arenal National Park, saw animals we couldn’t name and were amazed by the diversity of flowers in this region of Costa Rica. And we were not the only ones who were attracted by the flowers. Hundreds of hummingbirds buzzed everywhere around us, even right outside our cottage at the gorgeous Mountain Paradise Hotel. This hotel blew us away (stay tuned for a Hotel Tip about our time there). We had clear views of the volcano from everywhere on the property, and it turned out that our very own front porch was the perfect place to watch the hummingbirds and tons of other wildlife. There could not have been a better ending to our time in Costa Rica!