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Beautiful drive! Toad hall food was amazing! Fish tacos. Jungle hike was awesome.
Brian, the tour guide as great. Friendly, personable and knowledgable
First of all, the ride from guanacaste is a 4 hour ride and parts of it are very windy and bumpy so brace yourself for the travelling portion. The lunch at toad hall was very authentic costa rican food and it was delicious. When we got to the park, the view of arenal volcano is wonderful. The hike through the rain forest was just ok...there wasn't much wildlife for us to see while there. But the trip to baldi hot springs afterwards was pretty great. At first I wanted to set up a trip with tabacon hot springs but I was impressed with Baldi. It was great. And to cap it off, we had a buffet dinner at the top of baldi springs overlooking the volcano so all in all, the trip was totally worth it.
The food was amazing! We stopped at a place called toad hill for lunch. It was the best meal I had my whole trip. The drive to the mountain was rough, some of us got car sick. The hike through the rain forest was nice but uneventful. We got to see some monkeys and plants. The volcano has been dormant since 2011 so we did not get to see a show during dinner. I wish we knew this because we probably would of done the shorter tour that didnt include the dinner. The hot springs were relaxing but we were bored of it after a hour and we had 4 hours there :(. The tour guide could of been better, he didn't talk much. Just said if you have questions ill answer them, then he slept for most of the ride there and back.