Hotel Cristal Ballena Resort

Ballena Beach, Osa, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 4 star hotel
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Wonderful memories

A travel blog entry by frubia


... ecology.

On our last day, we continued to explore the farm of Senior Solis. There is a nice, cool river close to his house. When we went there, Senior Solis used his big, freshly sharpened machete to clear the way for us. It was quiet an experience! He was clearing vegetation that grows higher then we are tall.

While walking around on his farm for the last time, Senior Solis told us ...

Fluttering by

A travel blog entry by lisasadventures


... glance it looked like a bit too much of a hippy fest, but we went in with open minds, and it paid off. The music we saw was hit and miss (Americans sure do love their country music,which is not really my bag, and neither is trance, which made up a large chunk of the music), but we saw some pretty great stuff. All of the stages, and all of the structures, were built in the weeks leading up to the festival on site and made entirely from bamboo. It was pretty incredible, I wish ...

My Left Thumb was my downfall...

A travel blog entry by gilmer


... It is currently 7:11 pm at night and I am totally exhausted from all my activities today. I am just resting on the bed with Joanne and typing away at my blog.

We leave our cottage in Uvita tomorrow and head to a hotel in Turrialba for one night. It will be around a four and a half drive to get there tomorrow - which I am not looking forward to.

We plan to leave this cottage tomorrow at around 10 am. Christine is supposed to meet us at the cottage to pick ...

Staying at our Second Cottage Rental

A travel blog entry by gilmer

... surrounds the casita on two sides
with a view of the ocean and islands from the front deck, and a view of
the mountains and jungle from the side deck

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  • Away From It ...

Jungle Camp & Zinc Oxide

A travel blog entry by nifadventures

... left its mark – in the form of zinc oxide. Now I had no clue what this was but it turns out it is like a white tape for bandaging your sore feet to prevent blisters. And I was told that it was pretty good stuff and would stick – I have now washed and scrubbed twice and it won’t budge. It also sticks my feet to my shoes so I have to peel my sandals off each night – it is good stuff as long as you don’t mind the after ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Ballena Beach, Osa.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding