For our last a couple of days in Costa Rica, we were treated with two night at the Marriot Resort courtesy of our travel buddy Chris. The resort is beautiful, perfect way to end our vacation in Costa Rica. We arrived at Tamarindo looking sun burnt and disheveled after a week of staying in cheap hostels and hiking in the rain forest. The resort is located within 15 minutes outside Tamarindo in a private community. Driving into the perfectly manicured community, it felt worlds away from the Costa Rica we traveled the week before.
The Quick and Dirty:
Location – Rio Celeste located within Tenorio Volcano National Park
Distance – 3-4 km round trip to the waterfall
Terrain Type – rain forest, water fall, river crossing
Difficulty – Moderate
Special Conditions – Easiest mode of transportation to get to the park is via car if you choose not to travel with a tour group.
On our second day in Costa Rica, we headed to the La Fortuna District to visit the famous Volcán Arenal. La Fortuna is 50km west of Liberia. Don’t be fooled with the seemingly short distance, the roads in Costa Rica are windy and not as well established therefore the speed limits were much slower than what we were used to. I have always wanted to see an active flowing volcano and could not wait until we got to Volcán Arenal!
The flight from Los Angeles to Liberia, Costa Rica takes approximately eight hours with a layover in Miami, Florida. If a direct flight or layover in Texas is available, it would have cut the flight down to 5 to 6 hours. We arrived at Liberia from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 7PM, the weather was warm and dry, it reminded us of a warmer version of Southern California.