Casa Ridgway Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We had a pleasant flight with Columbian air carrier Avianca Airlines, a brief stop over in El Salvador and 7,5 hours later we were picked up by the Hotel Cristina shuttle and taken to our hotel. We awoke early the next morning to enjoy a lovely Desayuno Tradicional (rice and beans, toast, fruit and scrambled eggs) poolside under the sun. After breakfast we hailed a cab into the city to catch a local bus (the Meppe) to Puerto Viejo de ...
... personal habits, include violent spitting (both men and women), and heavy smoking. In some areas of China we were again celebrities and people would want their photo with us. We are now back to the rainy season here in Costa Rica. This afternoon we had a huge thunder and lightning storm to welcome us home. One of the big cracks burned out our internet supply and router, so we have know idea when this will get posted. Thanks for checking in and following our ...
... wonder around and recruit diners to join in.
But by far the most spectacular thing we found was just outside the city in a town called Zipaquirá. The Catedral de Sal (literally the Salt Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic church carved within old salt mines 200m underground. It consists of a vast network of tunnels with dramatic sculptures and lighting leading to an enormous central church. It was unbelievable, especially as this hadn't ...
... the active Arenal Volcano and a smaller inactive volcano Cerro Chato. Unfortunately most of the time the cloud covered the volcanoes so we didn't get to see what we were told was a magnificent view but we did get a couple of glimpses as the clouds thinned out. We climbed cerro chato which involved two hours of uphill hiking, first through open greenery and then through the rainforest, then dropping down steeply to the lake in the crater. It was good fun as there ...
... didn't occur to me until much later in the tour to try the video feature on my camera. Costa Rica has 3000 species of butterflies!
Today was our first opportunity to meet our local guide, Jheudy. He proved to be a wealth of knowledge about the geography, history, economics, politics, and plant and animal life of Costa Rica.
After the museum ...