Encantada Ocean Cottages
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Greetings to everyone from our new location in Buenos
Aires, Puntarenas in Costa Rica.Yes this was a travel day. After donning our
purple Thrivent Builds shirts we boarded our busses leaving our hotel in San
Jose at 7 AM for what turned out to be a 7 hour bus ride. Our destination in
Buenos Aires at Hotel del sur is the place we will be staying for the next 5
days and is located in the southern Costa Rican Mountains.
... was comfortable, not the way we remember Pacific Ocean water from our experiences swimming in the cold water of California beaches. We spent a pleasant hour-and-a-half swimming and walking on the beach.
Rafael served as guard to protect our backpacks from the white-faced monkeys and the raccoons that roamed up and down the beach. Both of these species have learned that humans often carry food in their backpacks. The monkeys are especially ...
... was terrible, but when the vendor provided a sample to one of our fellow travelers, he reported that it was not bad. Rafael bought a bottle and promised that we would all get a sample, not exactly a tasting to which we are looking forward. The wine is an ancient alcoholic drink first prepared by the indigenous Costa Rican peoples; it is still very popular in some regions of Costa Rica.
The supermarket where ...
... not so drastic, the spanish is clear and easy to understand, the wildlife is phenomenal, the food is good and easy for kids to like, the fish is DELICIOUS, the tourist industry is well developed so there are all types of places to stay, before mid-December it's easy to find discounted lodging, it's a peaceful place,it;s full of dogs, travelling feels safe, the colors are incredible, the variety of bioregions ...
... vicinity and it would have been unsafe to stay there for the night. So (thankfully!) it was back to our tents.
I have to say that I have never done anything so hard or physically demanding in my life and if I had any consideration that I might go out on one of the phases on trek that was seriously put to bed as I would have no hope at all!!! However full respect to Nick & Amywho kept me going and who even helped carry my bag up/down ...