Encantada Ocean Cottages
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... 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 ...
... morning was
an early start, as we headed to Quepos for the Saturday farmer’s market. This is a large outdoor market along the
shore road with vegetables, fruits (some recognizable, some not), bakery goods,
juice, toys, meats, cheeses, and music CDs among the choices, from 20 or more
vendors. The deals are excellent on the
fresh produce. We bought strawberries,
cilantro, pineapples, bananas and cantaloupe.
Then it ...
... than what we expected for finding a beach house through Craigslist--but the village that we live in for the next few weeks is more isolated, small and old fashioned than what we expected.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking