You can’t go to Costa Rica and not visit a volcano, so we didn’t.
For the last day of our Costa Rican holiday, we were scheduled to take a day trip up to nearby Monteverde and explore the Cloud Forest. As excited as I was, I was also nervous – not only would we be walking on hanging bridges, which we were in some cases hundreds of meters above the ground (no exaggeration), but we were going to be in a rain forest –I was sure this was where my snake-free holiday would come to an end (spoiler alert, it didn’t!).We started our trek through the forest, and I will be the first one to admit I was less than cool. I crossed that first bridge at lightning speed – I’ve included a photo below where in the far off distance you can see a blurry white mark; that my friends is not a ghost, but me patiently waiting off the bridge for the rest of our group to make their way to land.
I embarrassingly did this on the following two bridges.
It took a couple of bridges for me to get comfortable, and then I was able to really take it in. The eight bridges take you throughout the cloud forest, high above and amongst the tree-tops giving you absolutely breathtaking views of the valleys below and mountains around.
This was one of my first tests with overcoming my fear, and I’m so happy to say that I pushed through and didn’t let it ruin such a wonderful experience.
The Cloud Forest was an awesome experience, and a great way to end our seven-days in Costa Rica. Something I would definitely consider doing again, should we find ourselves back in Central America.
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