Hotel Dorothy

Barrio Pilo, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Province of Alajuela

Why to travel, why to live.

A travel blog entry by lisasadventures


... very best in my very rudimentary Spanish to explain what we were doing on his farm. "Good afternoon, señor. We walk Orosi. Where is Orosi? Is this your farm?" He gave us a generous smile, sensing our fear. "Just keep walking down this road, you'll pass my house, my wife can give you coffee. This road will lead you back into Orosi. Would you like to take so e oranges for the walk?" Before we could reply he was picking handfuls of oranges from the trees and filling our backpacks with ...

Skittles at the Summit

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault


... We saw only clouds, but they were a beautiful sight. Even more amazing than reaching the summit and witnessing sunrise was the sight of Alex, who reached the summit about 20 minutes after sunrise, totally exhausted and visibly shaking once he realized he'd reached the summit. It was hard not to tear up.

On the way back to base camp, Jake played one of my current favourite songs "Follow the Sun" by Xavier Rudd. I realized that has been a theme of our ...

Raleigh: Phase 2 - A tale of two parks

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts


... black beans or tuna for lunch and pasta, smash or rice based dinners. Not the most interesting selection, but would provide us with the carbs and calories needed to work! Once complete, we did a new round of presentations including an environmental session to familiarise us with the wildlife we'd see on phase. On our final evening we had another tasty bbq, enjoying our last meat for a while, followed by Casino Night. As we were closer this time we were the last to leave, so after ...

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by rhea_


... could not see what he was pointing at, but finally a camen came into view! A camen is a small crocodile and it was so amazing to see. He was very very still, not moving a muscle while we watched him. He obviously knew he had pretty good camouflage in the muddy water with branches about him! The driver moved the boat closer to him and decided to give him a prod with a stick - the camen moved so fast and with such power! Thankfully he moved away and wasn´t interested ...

Muy ocupado!

A travel blog entry by kemitch


... world leading up to the showing of the movie, in hopes of leading into convos with students about how God plays into justice in the world, but also to simply raise awareness of the sex trafficking that happens in Costa Rica. Got to go to an awesome Crepe cafe for lunch with a student who was so so sweet and wants to get involved with Cru! I didnt get back to the hostel until 6pm last night and i was pooped! Then we had a worship and prayer night at the Cru girls' ...

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This hostel, located on Barrio Pilo, Province of Alajuela, is near Fincas Naturales, The Butterfly Farm (Finca de Mariposas), Juan Santamaria Historical Museum, and Parque Juan Santamaria.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good