Mansion del Parque Bolivar Hotel
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Travel Blogs from San Jose
... dogs and honking horns. I'll definitely have to wear ear plugs to bed in the future!
As soon as we had settled in, we met back up in the lobby to go to lunch. The place we went for lunch was a cute cafe style place that served lots of fresh, organic foods. I ordered guacameņo and fruit for lunch. The guacameņo is similar to guacamole, but a bit spicier and a much thinner consistency. The fruit was ...
... horrible as we entered San Jose - Eddie explained that San Jose has a population of 1million with Costa Rica having a total population of 4million (no wonder it's so congested!). It is the only capital in Central America to have a central park (all of the others just have a central plaza). Saw the football stadium as well (they are mad about soccer!!) built and paid for by China (dodgy trade tax ...
... different idea of where they were. So two hours later,we trudged home defeated. In that time we had climbed 3 steep hills, been turned away upon hearing the waterfalls by the private land owners, been chased away by 5 sets of dogs (a particularly ****** little one even bit sam's ankle), and exuded a waterfall's worth of sweat, as it was well over 35 degrees. So we did what any sane person would do and headed down to the beach, equipped with hammocks, books, ...
... our escape.
In the afternoon we witnessed a superb cultural event - THE BOLSHOI BALLET ...in Costa Rica??? Well in fact it was a film but very good for all that. It was a full performance with a 15 minute interval and (as you would expect) featured some excellent ballet. I have not been to a classical ballet before.
In the evening we said our final fair wells to various people ahead of a 6am start on Wednesday. ...
... beautiful and pristine. We entered the cool blue water enjoyed the calm waves and friendship. A volunteer defended our belongings from raccoons while we swam.
After a peaceful lunch, we continued our journey to San Jose. Upon arrival at the Marriott, we prepared for our final meal as a team. After dinner, we reflected on our experience, it's impact In Costa Rica, and how we can share our enthusiasm to volunteer.
In closing, we shared tearful goodbyes and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service