its day 2 in costa rica. we signed up a tour last night through our hotel to go to rio celeste river. i believe its $20 cheaper if you booked online, but since we booked it last min, i thought it was easier jus to do through hotel.
celeste river is a river in the rainforest of tenorio volcano national park of costa rica. it is known for its distinctive turquoise coloration caused by a chemical reaction between sulfur and calcium carbonate.
the tour guy picked us up in the morning. it was just us and a girl from argentina so it felt like a private tour.
volcano arenal was all cloudy the entire time when we stayed there. the local told us only 30% of chance seeing the volcano. mostly cloudy all year round.
on the way there we saw a white face monkey and a sloth.
one of the benefits of having a tour guy is he can spot wild animals so well. i had a hard time find the animal even when he pointed out for me. they are really blended in with nature or maybe im just blind.
it was some intense hiking. the trail was almost nonexistent; you pretty much walking in mud the entire time. i pretty much hike everywhere with flip flops but wouldve not made it with this one. i did in toms tho but only because it didnt rain. i wouldve been fucked if it started raining. hiking shoes are actually necessary if you come on a rainy day.