Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse Chirripo National Park
Amazing place. Great ambience, quaint rooms and great dorm room. Sauna tub for after your tough hike on Chirripo. Friendly owners and staff - willing to go above and beyond to help you. Very concerned about the environment - great focus on reducing, reusing and recycling. Nice gazebo with hammocks - a great place to spend a few hours reading, listening to the wind, birds and chimes. Beautifully constructed out of stone, into the side of a hill - artsy touches, windows made of coloured glass bottles, murals on the wall, broken cups, plates, porcelain used as tiling in bathrooms. Early quiet time - ideal for hikers who need to get up early.
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Travel Blogs from Chirripo National Park
... Spills and Thrills + lounging on the beach reading and napping -/+ dog sniffing mikes head and scarring him (haha!) - panicking we missed the bus home and will need to pay a butt load to get back to the hostel + chicken on the bus + cold beer + off the beaten track bus ride into San Jose that showed just how beautiful this country truly - 5am wake up call - garbage on the beach + Costa Rican coffee; even mike likes it! He got cappuccino in the airport and is basically in love + good ...
... it away. I had to physically wrestle the bag from his teeth. He gave me an angry look and slunk off Later we left the park and had a debriefing with the girls, finding that they had a great day too. In the evening we went for a drive around the area checking out some of the ritzy resorts (from the outside) and congratulated ourselves once again on our hotel. We had dinner at a place called the Falafel Bar. ...
... lying impassively in the same tree above. We then walked into the National Park again where we encountered Red Tailed Deer, Squirrel Monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds and more sloths on and above the rainforest trails. In our time on the picture perfect beach there we were joined by raccoons, iguanas, monkeys with babies and many small gecko lizards, all of which came within touching distance as they scavenged the warm sand. In the afternoon, when we got ...
... were really nonplussed by it all, meanwhile I waded through ankle deep water here and there to get where we were going.
No worries, we tucked in early to the sound of not only the surf pounding but the rain as well.
Chaos can be all around but if we are in this together, taking a big deep breath and going with nature instead of trying to control or thwart it, all is good. Pura vida.
... flashlights, water and protein bars, and took off into darkness.
It seemed like we were alone for a while, but soon other flashlights appeared and passed. We could also see some flashlights way ahead.
The 5km to the peak was an incredible adventure, a real challenge. Imagine, you HAVE to walk in darkness the entire time because you are trying to get to the peak before the sun rise. There were rocks of all ...