Hotel Arco Iris
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
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... send home to the parents. Seeing as though I like long walks on the beach at sunset (take note ladies) I took the cam to get a couple of nice shots from a afew meters in the water, just as I was about to take my first snap I saw something floating that didn't look quite right and so moved in to see what it was... Fortunately I only made it a step closer before I realised that it was a 1.5m salt water croc looking for some food near the shore. Obviously I ...
... walk out of the surf, and stupidly forgot to remove my fins before being land-bound. So I'm fumbling trying to remove my fins and booties as the waves are sucking me out to sea in one moment, and then cruelly slapping me into the sand the next. I earned a respectable sand burn on my buttocks, along with a ******-full of sand and ego-slaying for the effort. Finally, I was able to stand up, fins and mask in hand, hair halfway covering my face, staggering to my feet like a drunk ...
... eager to be on the move. She then took us down to her colleague who was digging out a leatherback nest, were we saw 2 baby leatherbacks also retrieved from the nest. One was still squidgy where it's shell needed to fall back into place & harden up. Needless so say we took a few pics, but this was one of those, won't happen again moments, one definitely to remember. Ohh just so you know, the biologists took the turtles back to keep safe, ...
... going my direction, one of whom had native level Spanish. She did the negotiation and we shared a taxi to the ferry port. Once getting away from the boarder, and through the brightly coloured town of Rivas, I was already thinking that I liked Nicaragua much more than the over touristed 'United States of Panama and Nicaragua'.
At the ferry port in San Jorge we arrived about 90 minutes before the ferry, so had lunch and a beer in a dock ...
... The traffic was heavy with a surprising number of fully loaded and slow 18 wheelers. Once we turned west toward Guanacaste, the heavy traffic evaporated. The drive became almost leisurely.
Guanacaste is totally agricultural with sugar cane and rice everywhere you look. We also noticed an increase in the frequency and size of the cattle herds…all of them Brahma. September is ...