Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites
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Yesterday I got into Costa Rica around 1:30 and had a super easy time getting through customs/immigration. It was so easy that I actually worried I missed a step or something.
Once I got out, one of the women from CIEE was waiting for me and another one of the girls from the program was there. Within a few minutes we had all the group …
... nearly 2 km of rainforest, we ended in the parking lot where we rejoined the very warm Luis.
Luis next drove us toward La Paz Waterfall Gardens. We passed bulls sleeping along the verdant roadside and Luis stopped to buy us fresas from a lone farmer on the way. We munched happily on the sweet strawberries, regaining some of the energy we exhausted on the hike. At the gardens, Luis escorted us to the ticket counter to help procure entry tickets. ...
... an egg on our bedside desk! Perhaps with some sympathy we were given a no charge horse ride on the beach. In search of baby turtles we woke up at 5 one morning to scour the national park beach. Although we did not see any our ~10km walk was rewarded with many of the above sightings. One of the highlights of this area was a visit to the rescue centre where they treat and release injured or abandoned animals. The favorite had to be the baby 3 toed sloths who always look like they are smiling. ...
... local shop and chatted over ice-cream. They stayed overnight, pitching their tent in the middle of our camp and lending extra hands the following morning, putting in a day of work. As a group we were very much homebodies and we didn't stray far from camp. On our final day off on phase, we decided to instead have an even fatter Sumday and perfect our empañada making skills. We were all impressed with our improved results and then topped it off with a vat of rice ...
... in July and August. This period of low sales is thought to be due to two reasons - schools and many workers are on holiday and so won't take a banana in their 'lunchbox' and many other fruits are in season locally e.g. strawberries. Typically this sales information is the opposite way round to the production data. It takes 26 weeks from planting/growth of the sucker until the plant flowers and then from flowering it takes 12 weeks until fruit is produced. Between ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center