After the relaxed time in Tortuguero beaches and wildlife, it was now time to hit the mountains.
This alternative way turned out to take the same time as going through San Jose, since we shared the last bus ride with a Spanish couple we met in Tortuguero and had left at the same time.
We arrived at La Fortuna just before the Sunset. This one street town boosted by tourism is famous for its next door neighbor Volcan Arenal.
We then climbed a bit more out of the vegetation, where strange rock formations from past lava eruptions give a special character to the landscape.
Monteverde is just forest, with plenty of of possible activities. Overwhelmed by the amount of choice on nature experiences we decided on something a bit more radical, what about a canopy tour?
As the night sets in, Monteverde gets even more charm, as the clouds take over the place and lights become faded.