Blue Palm Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Blue Palm Hotel Jaco
Travel Blogs from Jaco
... car at 6:30AM, we were on our way!
I should mention that I stupidly declined to get a GPS or write down any directions because I was told the road signage in Costa Rica was great. So we decided to wing it and sort of blindly drive through Costa Rica. As a result, we ended up on the wrong route to the coast. This road ended up taking us up and down really scenic hills on a not well maintained, toll free scenic Highway 1. I had downloaded the Costa Rica area on Google ...
... alley into town. It is very touristy in Jaco and reminds me of Wasaga Beach. I found it a bit overwhelming but along my journey I found a grocery store. I could have stayed in there for hours. Obviously I love food and I kept thinking about telling my students about what I was seeing. I bought bananas, lots of water, mango juice and banana chips. I'm still getting used to the conversion rate so it cost me a lot less than I had thought it would ...
... of days so this is a big change of pace for us.
Jaco (pronounced 'haco'- j sounds like h, e sounds like a, z sounds like s, v sounds like b, etc etc- the "v sounds like b rule" has largely rechristened me as Bic or BBB- Big Bad Bic) has a large American ex-pat community along with a plethora of tour offices and souvenir shops, so it's not exactly an authentic Costa Rican experience but it has the infrastructure we're looking for. In addition to ...
... of rain. It was airy and shaded and just lovely. Lunch started out with Ceviche, a seafood dish made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices, and spiced with chopped onions, salt and cilantro. The dish is not cooked with heat, but the marinade "cooks" the fish. It was delicious. We continued our lunch with salads, BBQ chicken, sides and dessert. Fruit drinks ...
... bright green ones, eating frogs whole, to two metre long boa constrictors and a couple of little fairly innocent looking, but deadly, Fer de Lances, about the work place and the house! Insects were present in abundance, from ant motorways with their mini community and strict roles; to hopping crickets and the like. Spiders were seemingly everywhere too, from money spiders, through to tarantulas; with standard or 3D universe-like webs. Millipeeds and centipeeds came in all shapes ...