Day three: the road to Turrialba

Trip Start Aug 07, 2009
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Trip End Jul 14, 2010


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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of San Jose,
Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The next day, we set off at 0630 through the central valley, heading for the town of Turrialba. As we were driving, we saw how clear the weather was, and when we all saw that the top of the volcano Irazu was clear, we all voted to go and visit it; and so a side diversion was borne! The crater was great, nice and clear, and we had a great view down to the Pacific coast; take a look at the video! On the way back down, we got a view of Turrialba volcano, with 3 gas plumes coming out of the crater. Unfortunately, the road to the volcano was closed.

We stopped at a local finca (plantation) for a snack lunch, and then went to see a pre-Mayan Indian burial ground. The huts were made of circular woven straw (and of course have gone) but the bases were there and were made of rocks bound with mud. There was also an amazing aqueduct, which was awarded UNESCO heritage status. We didn't have time to go anywhere else, so we headed to our hotel and enjoyed a rest before dinner. A great day!
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