As part of my study abroad program, my classmates and I were bused up the mountain for a peak at the infamous volcano. We were instructed to "bring a jacket" but we thought "hey, it's Costa Rica! How cold could it really be?" All I can say is once you rise above the could line, Costa Rica gets COLD! The view of the volcano was beautiful since the clouds were hovering below the crater, but the wind only made the weather colder. I wish I had better prepared for the climate so I could have spent more time exploring the park. On a warmer side, the muffins and hot chocolate available made the cold tollerable.