Costa Rica Day 1 – the long journey

It was a very early (2 am) alarm call at House 7A this morning, but the pupils were up and raring to go! We set off from Thirlstane Road at 2.30 pm. After a smooth journey down to Heathrow, then a short flight to Madrid, a speedy traverse across Madrid airport then a 10 hour flight to San Jose we finally made it to our hotel about 23 hours after leaving Malvern!

In spite of the desperation to sleep our tour guide Fabian took us to the restaurant across the road where we enjoyed a delicious meal before coming back to the hotel to get some well needed rest before the 6.45 am breakfast tomorrow.  We will be checking out of the hotel at 7.30 am and on our way to Poas volcano and the coffee plantation on the Doka Estate.