El Caracol Inn

Address: San Jose, Province of San Jose, 1200, Costa Rica | B&B
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Travel Blogs from San Jose

2002. The Giant Stone Balls

A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Aug 27, 2015

119 photos

... of rooms (some of which were prison cells) there a pictures of Costa Rica's Civil War (I guess it hasn't always been peaceful!). This "war", though, lasted 44 days and cost about 2,000 lives. Afterwards the government came up with a novel solution: no more military. And it hasn't had a military since.
... And that's why this barracks is now a museum. And since then, every election has been peaceful and there have been no more armed uprisings.
Now ...

School's in for Summer!

A travel blog entry by maz760 on Jul 20, 2015

2 comments, 7 photos

... following, engaging to the extent even the boys kept asking if they could read. It was like an alternative universe I tell you.

So what else-? The food here in the canteen is quite nice! Proof it can be done on a large scale, be healthy and actually taste of something! The kids have their own microwaves out in the playground so that they can heat their own lunches too. Break duty- well that's a walk in the park, almost literally when the sun ...

Day 1

A travel blog entry by lysebrooks on Apr 03, 2015

3 comments, 4 photos

... very informative and we got to sample the many blends. I had never seen coffee plants before. Along the route, our guide stopped by a roadside stall and bought a basket of fresh strawberries. Yum! There was an earthquake 5 years ago in the mountainous area we travelled that caused many landslides where houses were buried and many people died, many never found. We stopped at a small ...

Getting a local cell phone number

A travel blog entry by nabeards on Jan 25, 2015

1 photo

... I've already seen quite a few iPhone 6's here, so I don't think cell phone stealing is any worse than a large US city.

I did my research online before we left, and found that Kölbi had the best 3G coverage across the country and had very affordable pre-paid plans. How affordable? How about $1 per day data, and 2.5 hours of calling anywhere in the country for $5? The data is solid 3G ...

Funky Hostel

A travel blog entry by mikael.bisby on Sep 18, 2014

4 photos

... being no even way to split. But getting more exciting now with a beach across the road meant got a little surf in before we left and means were on the coast line ready for some serious surfing. After my surf I went to explore the Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, I was recommended to take Abel as a guide while walking through the Refuge, by ...

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