It was my first up close and personal with a volcano! One beautiful January day my Costa Rican friends took me on a trip to see this beauty. It's about an hour drive from San José and luckily there is no extensive hiking involved. Although if you wanted to there are some trails you can try out. It is the highest still active volcano in Costa Rica (3432m above sea level!) and the water inside the crater is being watched closely as it apparently changes colour before eruptions.
Also called Canopy Lines. I did not know the concept until I went to Costa Rica. They organize it in many places but the ultimate one, with the highest altitude above ground is definitely Monteverde. The whole idea is now well known, you just get in a harness and zip on the lines from one tree to another One of the cables hangs 130m above the ground, so you can really observe the jungle from the tree tops. You don’t have to have any special skills, you just make sure you foll