First of all, I wanted to get there on my own, even if their hotel pick up was pretty affordable, I did not have the alotted time to go (from 11am to 6pm on my last day in Costa Rica). So, I call to ask how to make it on my own. I was told public transportation was available and the bus would drop me off in front of the installations and it would pick me up right in front of the installations. ***BIG HUGE LIE** . I got there with my two year old, and I paid for my ticket to the gondola ride, and a $20 lunch ( $80 altogether).
I got to the lunch part first because of my child, and got a bonus in my meal - a big giant bug that was in the beans-, when I pointed that out, my meal was taken inmediately , but I was not even told if I was getting a new meal back or what, nothing. I did not get nothing! with a toddler with me, clearly no brains whatsoever!.
It rained , but then it got muggy and hot. Gondola ride was alright, but not impressive.
The bus back was a lie, first the installations is in a curve, so I had to walk more than three blocks to get to a near straight line on the road. Note on the route there are nothing but trees, yourself, and the many cars. I tried to flag the bus to stop about three times with my toddler asleep on my shoulder, and no one stop! ( it was already 3:30pm).
A good samaritan pick me up. This man was on his way to his home in Alajuela, and being my hotel on the way ( Ciudad Cariari) ; he gave me a ride. It could had been dangerous, yet I took a chance.
I called Rainforest adventures to relate my experience with the bug in the meal, and the wrong advise of taking public transportation. Their only response was :" aha, aha"..." have a good day".
I will never never visit their installations ever again. $20 for rice, beans, and chicken with a bug- really!.
Don't waste your time here, go to Monteverde and enjoy the ziplines there ( you will see much more there than at this place while having fun )
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