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... to our own hot springs day. I'm looking forward to the R & R as well as the camaraderie. I'll try to update tomorrow, but it will be unlikely. We are moving to our other lodging, Hotel Brillo Sol, and we'll be back VERY late tomorrow night. Their internet is a little less reliable as well. This weekend brings the health screenings in the precarios....always an adventure.
Enjoy your day and weekend! ...
... The rest of the day was spent relaxing poolside and enjoying tapas style dinner. In the morning, it was off in search of the "Pura Vida" everyone talks about.
Pura Vida is a common phrase in the Costa Rican culture, meaning literally "Pure Life". However, most Costa Ricans tend to describe it more as "full of life" or "this is living"
After a 2 1/2 hour drive through several small villages, we finally saw a ...
... bus station with Jan who was coming with us to the next destination Puerto Viejo on the caribbean coast which was a 4 hour journey away! The bus was an hour late so we didn't depart till 5 and arrived around 9.30 in our last destination in Costa Rica. We chose to stop at rocking J's a famous hostel in the town where many backpackers stop. The hostel looked amazing all made out of mosaic so we were excited to see it in day light and have a proper look ...
... much further away from the schools… The towns are tiny and what we would consider poor, although I’d have to say these folks are much richer than we can possibly perceive.
Our drive is filled with frequent roadside stops to examine birds that Carlos happens to notice while driving. His vision must be incredible as most of us are astonished he can spot these critters as we are moving along. Toucans, Tiger Herons and Tanagers are spotted with ...
... from: Hospital San Juan De Dios. It turned out that I missed Pica Blanco because the driver gave me bad directions, but Tara offered the same view; besides, I have an excuse to try again, sometime.
I loved the entire Bus ride, that was the highlight of day for me. A local bus, with local people, which is what I want to experience mainly. The bus was clean, as all CR seems to be, and everything in very ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed