The Alpha Romeo 1 Corcovado trekkers traverse through a UNESCO World Heritage site, beautiful mountain scenery and towering cloud forest. Here's their first update from Duaa 'Fairy' Al-Uzairy:
We began our first day of trekking from La Union last Saturday. The road was a border between Panama and Costa Rica. It was an incredible experience to stand on Panameno soil! We have been sleeping in different places every night from community centres to rangers’ stations and a even a Bull Ring! After a hard day of trekking on day 4, we spent a couple of hours at the hot springs of Aguas Termales.
Soaking up the sun, relaxing and enjoying the crystal clear water. Trekking has been pretty intense; steep hills (going down hill is tough on the old knees) as well as walking through the forest where we spotted a monkey! Yesterday we came across a very cool sugar cane processing plant and saw how traditional Costa Rican dolce is made. Of course we sampled the dolce and it was a much needed super sweet treat to get us through a 3.5km crazy hill. Our current quote of the day is ‘are mosquito’s invisible?’