June 28, 2006
The hostel is still under construction with a kitchen coming soon and hopefully a lounge. This is the first rainy season testing the red brick and tile walkway to the rooms. A flash heavy rainstorm flooded one inch below the room doors. The workers were trying to figure out what to do with the rain still pouring down. Finally, I waved the plastic trash can and everyone started bailing out water.
The hostel has a view of the volcano, but rarely can lava be seen from this side. We were lucky enough to see a few rocks shoot up one night.
The staff is full of advice and can arrange for tours and ongoing transportation. This is a great hostel that feels like a splurge for budget travelers.
From journal Lava in La Fortuna