Day 12 "“ Though only 90 miles from San Jose, the van ride back takes 4 hours, once again on winding, steep, narrow highways. We check back into Hotel Le Bergerac for a final evening in San Jose, for tomorrow we all have early flights home. Our hotel boasts some of the finest French cuisine in town so we enjoy the quiet ambience of their charming restaurant for dinner. We are not disappointed and order something different from our recent menus of chicken, seafood and rice. Beef! Served in a wine sauce with lovely French bread, vegetables, and desserts that seem flown in from Paris. A bottle of wine from Chili as we toast our friendship, this beautiful country, and declare, "Pura Vida!"

The Costa Rican people were friendly, the food tasty, the scenery magnificent, the flora and fauna spectacular. Adventure Life arranged our transportation which was always on time and safe, booked us into interesting and unique locations with excellent accommodations, and they promised us an itinerary that included adventure! Reflecting on our holiday, we agree that overall, it was a great adventure! Adventure coordinator Whitewater rafting CATIE Tropical Agricultural Research Hotel Le Bergerac, San Jose Hotel Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park Snorkel and Dive excursions, Marino Ballena National Park Guayabo Lodge, Santa Cruz de Turrialba The Lookout Hotel, near Dominical Pacific Coast National Wildlife Refuge Playa Dominical Savegre Hotel