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La Fortuna x @noel.alva & @carloszatch

(Also in english) Algo que me ha dado las redes sociales es la posibilidad de conectarme con gente que nunca pensé fuese una posibilidad, y todo está al alcance de nuestros celulares. Así conocía a @Noel.Alva y a @carloszatch.

Costa Rica es un lugar de muchas sorpresas, más cuando uno viene de países que no tienen tanta diversidad a tanta pequeña distancia. Todo está en saber buscar y conocer lo que tenemos, al menos eso puedo decir como Tico. Es impresionante que aun viviendo aquí, la mayoría no conocemos todo lo que tenemos y lo que nos falta por visitar. Aún así, siempre quedamos impresionados con lo que volvemos a visitar porque todo cambia en unos cuantos meses, ya sea por la lluvia, por la sequía, o porque se intervienen lugares que poco a poco se vuelven comerciales o se llenan de turismo.

Noel visitaba por segunda vez Costa Rica, pero en su primera visita no tuvo la oportunidad de realmente conocer muchos de los lugares como un verdadero local. Cuando llegó, me dijo que Carlos Zatch venía también para acá, que, si podía unírsenos, y claramente, siempre hay campo en mi carro.

El primer día que salimos de roadtrip, fuimos directamente hacia La Fortuna, uno de mis lugares favoritos y de los que ellos querían visitar. De camino nos desviamos hacia las Pozas Celestes en el Poás, porque de igual manera podíamos llegar a la Fortuna por ahí. Dado que era un día feriado aquí (11 de abril), nos topamos con la cruda realidad y el molote de gente visitando el lugar. Es una vista dura de ver porque siempre que he ido tengo la dicha de escoger días vacíos. Después de ahí nos fuimos hacia La Fortuna por las montañas en una ruta que yo desconocía.

¡No siempre se tiene tan buena suerte!

Una vez llegado, nos quedamos en los conocidos Selina, hosteles bastante reconocidos en Costa Rica y con un diseño muy agradable. Carlos para este momento no había comido casi nada, venía cansado y la el cambio de alturas le causó que con una cerveza y un chiliguaro, ya era otra persona, pero alegre de estar en el país.

Aquí fuimos a conocer una catarata llamada Catarata Rio Fortuna, que ¡a pesar de que yo ya he visitado Fortuna varias veces antes, no había conocido!

¡Aquí les dejo las fotos de esta primera parte del recorrido con estos instagrammers y pronto seguiré publicando las otras partes con más fotos!

 


 

ENGLISH

One of the many things I like about social media is the absolute crazy ability to let you connect with people from all around the world, even the ones you admire just at the tip of your fingers on your cellphone. That’s the way I was able to meet @Noel.alva.

Costa Rica is a country full of surprises given that we have way much more natural diversity in such a small country than many other countries in a vast area. Being surprised is as easy as walking out and start looking for places other than we visit normally. Even us as Ticos can be surprised every now and then. It’s impressive that even us as Costa Ricans we don’t really know much of the many gems that are hidden here, most are yet on our list of places we want to visit. Even so, we are always awed by the same places we go to because they change really fast by the seasons or just because they have been changed due to the rising tourism.

It was Noel´s second time he visited Costa Rica, although the first time he was here, he couldn’t really get to know most of the country as a real local. When he arrived, he told me that Carlos Zatch was also visiting Costa Rica and asked me if he could join. Obviously, there is always room for more people in my car.

The day we set out on our road trip we decided to go directly to La Fortuna, one of my favorite places in my country, and one that they had on their list. As we headed straight, we decided that we could deviate to the Blue Ponds at Poas, also square on their list. As it was April 11th, a national holiday, we were caught up by the surprise of finding a real crowd at the site, one that I was always lucky enough to avoid, yet is normal to see on popular places. Just after that we got in the car and headed to our destination through a route I had never traversed.

It’s just one of those things…

Once we arrived, we decided to stay at the Selina, a well-known hostel chain here in Costa Rica (and other central American countries), with a very distinguished design. Carlos at this moment in time had not really eaten anything nor had enough rest, and the trip over here had him feeling dizzy, so with a Chiliguaro and a beer he was more than happy to be around!

At La Fortuna we got to visit the famous La Fortuna Waterfall, one that even though I had been about 4 times at this place, never really visited. It was beautiful.

I’ll leave you with some of the images of the first part of this trip I made with these to Instagrammers, and will soon be posting more of the one week trip we made together through Costa Rica!

 

 

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