Hotel Balcon del Mar
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After breakfast, made by our host at Van Gogh house, of coffee eggs & toast w/guava jelly (yum). John and I made the 3 hour drive to La Pavona. On our way, we stopped at a fruit stand and bought some dragon fruit, a delicious odd looking fruit. And further along down a gravel road we got to see a sloth hanging from the power lines. When we …
... with Norwegian Cruise Line. We recognized the place by the jail that we drove by. I remember our tour guide explained it was like the Ritz Carleton - three square meals, exercise and plenty of rest.. The guide said that nobody was escaping from this luxury.. lol :)
We were so happy when we finally reached our hotel destination in Jaco, Costa Rica - La Palmera. Thank goodness for our little GPS friend for helping us find the way.
After checking into our hotel room, ...
... of a fall.
I think we all got the hang of the rappel (lead with your butt, legs straight and at a 90 degree angle to the waterfall, feet apart and flat against the rock) by the 4th waterfall. It was exhiliarating and exhausting at the same time.
With dark fast approaching, we hiked (quickly!) back up the mountain for our last 2 ziplines back to basecamp.
Owner: Mike Marino
... not one to follow.
DH has one of her BFFs coming down for a short visit around Xmas time. At least we think she's coming down- as our readers will know, Deb P is somewhat geographically challenged so we may be getting a quizzical phone call from Puerto Rico instead of Costa Rica. Assuming she gets on the right plane, we're going to explore some of the eco highlights of Costa Rica. We're both looking forward to this diversionary roadtrip before our second month of Spanish lessons. ...
... Bill Mackey indicated that he would buy the power head from Lakeland when we get back. So we used the proceeds to buy a sorely needed chainsaw for Hogar de Vida.
The guys spent time with the children in the morning and in the afternoon and made many friends. David Smage shared his testimony this morning with the guys and the Tias in the Rancho.
Tonight, Tim Stromstad had supper with us and shared his gratitude with us for ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Balcon del Mar Jaco
Love the sound of the ocean crashing outside my door.
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