Tree Houses Hotel / San Carlo, Costa Rica
Just returned from four great days in the Arenal Volcano region of northwestern Costa Rica. It was an adventurous trip made even more fun by spending our nights in a tree house in the jungle canopy. During the days in the jungle, I saw everything I went for: howler monkeys, two-toed sloths, tree frogs, a toucan - and even a deadly eyebrow palm pit viper. And some things I didn't ask for - like a flat tire on the rental SUV in the middle of nowhere in the scorching sun. Fortunately, after an hour or so on the side of the road trying to get a tire off that wouldn't come free, a kind gentleman who spoke no english rescued us two useless gringos. All in all - a fun trip.