It was a challenging but amazing experience. Long days hiking were rewarded with great vistas and consistently good food, always with soup, salad, and an entree.
The mountains views were breathtaking, but my favorite part of the trail was the descent through the cloud forest, with a wide range of birds, flowers, other vegetation, and raging rivers.
The soak in the hot springs at Santa Teresa helped soothe my aching muscles. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive, even with a group that had a wide range of endurance and ability. The support team was highly competent.
I would recommend it to all my adventurous friends.