A sparkling start to the day. Drive past Heredia to reserve a Christmas tree. Then carry on upwards until the road narrows (and Pathfinder starts getting hot). From there we continue walking steeply upwards, first up a stone-laden road and then along a heavily rutted mud and dirt track supposedly leading to a finca. Except we turn off and head down through splendid open fields and rampant cows.
In the evening we join Eliette, Luis and Carolina for a pool-side BBQ and dangerous wine.