Hotel Cristal Ballena Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Before we left San Francisco, Neil had found a contact here who used to work in the computer industry and now rebuilds desktop computers for Costa Rican families. He asked if it would be okay if he had a couple hard drives shipped to our SF apartment and then we hand carried them here with us. (due to the shipping costs directly here) We were happy to help so we met up today to deliver them.
He graciously invited us to his home for breakfast, a tour and to see ...
... First time needed to do border exit and entry by self - what a pallava! Got to Panama entry but realised we needed to do Costa Rica exit first so had to walk all the way back and really confusing as had to pay exit few at machine first, not sure why they have to make it so complicated! Once sorted then walked back to Panama entry and had to queue for ages. Clouds getting really dark. Had to show proof of exit and then she asked to see ...
There has been so much that has happened again in the last 24 hours. I don't know if I can speak for the kids, but I am absolutely exhausted. It's been an amazing week though and God has blessed us in so many ways. Last night was youth group, and we had about 30 kids here from Iglesias de la Costa. It's amazing how language isn't a barrier when you are just playing. We had games going on in the pool (tackle futbol americano) and another futbol game ...
... with the rain and the fact that the rangers said there might not be accommodation available at the lodge 2/3 of the way up meant we decided to reluctantly abandon our plans to climb Cerro Chirripo (3800m) the highest point in Costa Rica. We grabbed a hotel in San Isidro and made plans to head to Panama early the next day. We felt frustrated but when that many things conspire it's not meant to ...
... Leaving a piece of myself at the Hacienda though; I will be back to claim it!
Not 30 seconds after getting on the bus, Carlos has us pulled over for a sloth viewing. This guy is amazing! How does he drive and see that at the same time? Unreal! We are on a longer bus ride now, heading to our rendezvous with a waterfall and some horses. An epic rendezvous....
Diane and Sara have encouraged us to pack properly for today because it involves many ...