Can´t feel legs, too many buses, must…walk…
Day 48: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
We began the morning with a decent (free–woohoo!) pancake breakfast at the Tranquilo Backpackers Hostel where we spent the night before setting out on foot to find the bus station. After our token ritual of getting lost, refusing to ask for directions, get lost some more, and eventually, by some twist of events (walking in circles?), we found our station and hopped the next bus to La Fortuna.
It was a slow, painfully dull 5 hour ride into the rainiest region in all of Costa Rica. We arrived in a light rain and walked around to find some place to stay for a few days when a tout for Cabinas Jerry latched onto us and coaxed us into a $7 private room with bath. Not bad, kinda weird place, but we´ve been in worse/weirder. Next order of business: lunch. Found a lovely little place, Soda Viquez, a block off the main square behind/near all the tour places and across from a hotel/massage place. The food was great, the owner Mario was fantastic and insisted we stay and have some complementary rice pudding (which was also quite delicious!). Looks like we might change our minds about how much we dislike Costa Rica if we stay in La Fortuna for very long!