Back on the road for our first border crossing entering Costa Rica, the second country of our journey. Like all border crossings in Latin America it may take a couple of hours, so relax and prepare to have your passport checked several times. As we cross into Costa Rica the scenery begins to change when we start climbing into the mountains towards the active Arenal Volcano. Lunch is in the town of Nuevo Arenal on the banks of lake Arenal, and a walk around town. Now for one of the nicest mountain bike rides in Costa Rica, along Lake Arenal, past the volcano and down to the town of La Fortuna (35 kms in length with some fun, hilly sections, culminating with a great downhill ride into town). Good news - the next 2 nights are at the same hotel in La Fortuna.