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TravelPod Member ReviewsAldea Hostel San Jose
the staff were friendly, and very informative and helpful. the place itself was clean and quite big, with a great decor. our dormitory had 3 bunk beds and its own washroom with shower. people could see through the window of the shower since the shutter was broken. but that didn't bother us. we were only there for a quick sleep before jetting off at 5am. we loved that there was 24hr reception.
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... else wanting to do a tour into the Corcovado National Park, once described by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity". There was no one else apparently. I was out of luck due to it being rainy season, and hence low season.
I had an early night and fell asleep to the sounds of the jungle. Early in the morning I awoke to the sounds of the jungle - the ...
... of us. Strength in numbers! Got through the Nicaraguan boarder with no issue, onto Costa Rica. It's the weirdest setup - you've to walk 1km to the Costa Rica side, along with all the massive 10-wheeler articulated lorrys that are passing through. Til we eventually get to Costa Rica. Massssssive queues there but finally made it through and onto a bus to San Jose. Whoop. Costa Rica was literally going to be a pit stop on our way to Panama so we ...
... t the best place to be to be roaming around at night. After buying some more souvenirs, we headed back to our hotel for our last night in Costa Rica.
The following morning we woke up for an early breakfast, went to buy some last minute gifts, and headed out to the airport. About 4 blocks from our hotel was a direct shuttle bus that you can take from downtown San Jose to the airport for only $1! So worth it!!!!!!! Pura Vida Costa Rica! Until next time!
... to a 5* version! We spent a few miserable rainy days on Lake Atitlan, but put off by the weather, we headed on to visit the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey, one of the Central American highlights for me. From there we headed further north to Tikal to visit the incredible Mayan ruins, and were fortunate enough to visit at a time when the park was deserted, omitting the need to jostle with the tourists for a decent photo!
... ADD because the 2 guides were mixing English and Spanish. I can see why people on Tripadvisor said $22 seemed like too pricey of a tag. The tour left us in the big gift shop, which contained every Cafe Britt souvenir you could want plus a ton of general souvenirs. We spent a while there tasting different chocolate-covered goodies and picking out gifts.
We had opted for the coffee tour + lunch option, ...