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... greeted by the yoga teacher who was so full of zen one could not help but smile and take on some of that zen. Yes - we got our zen on!! The hour and 15 mins session seemed to go on for longer than that, and it did. It actually went for nearly 1 hour and 45 mins and damn we were (or I should say I was) struggling by the end of it, but it was so nice to practice by the sea and hear the crashing of the waves and wind in the trees!! OMMMMMM baby!!
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... I asked him where was a good place for lunch and he decided he might as well show me himself, so if ended up going to lunch a young Costa Rican guy after being in San Jose less than a day... He wasn't trying to pull anything either, which was nice! He was telling me about an English girl he met while volunteering in Nicaragua and how he wants to go to England to see her. The interesting people you meet while traveling! Went back to the hostel to find Rachel waiting and making ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWalaba Hostel & Beach Houses Puerto Viejo
Walaba is located in Punta Uva (about 7kms from Puerto Viejo). It's the perfect location-away from the downtown tackiness of PV, but still easily accessible if you want to go eat at the restaurants, go shopping or bar hopping. (The hostel rents bicycles for about $6 a day -30 bike ride to PV)
Basic rooms, yet cosy and relaxed ($25-35 approx, dorms cheaper).
The shared kitchen and lounge areas (complete with hammocks) are spacious and uniquely decorated with Caribbean flare.
The beach is 100 mts a way and it's where the jungle meets the sea. Howler monkeys are everywhere around this area-they'll wake you with their calls everyday at 6am so don't expect a sleep in! We loved this aspect of Walaba- you are so close to all the nature! There are hummingbirds, toucans and sloths all around this area, just take a walk or bikeride down the road and keep your eyes to the trees!
The Dutch couple that are running the place are beautiful people and will be able to help you with anything.
Awesome place, oh and that incredible attic room.....!
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