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... your couple
experience, moderately priced for what you get in comfort.
Thanks Kathy to you and your wonderful staff who worked hard to make
our stay at Casa Kristina Maria memorable.Location
Nearest Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose at 137 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Costanera (Highway 34) at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Playa Ballena at 2.7 ...
But here is where you are going to question my sanity. As does Barry and frankly, me too. There were some Ticos playing in the water by the beach and their old fishing boat was anchored right off shore. Their dad was on it and the rest of the family were on the beach ensconced under palm trees. I was playing with the kids, practicing my Spanish, and they were practicing their English on me, and it was fun because I felt like I ...
... fellow of our lesson, Peter, a fellow from England who was taking a third lesson. Peter showed Manny an ugly-looking blister on his foot that he got during from the previous day's surf lessons. Suddenly I felt nervous.
After being reassured there are no sharks in Costa Rica (actually there are, but I guess they are not prone to attacking surfers), we headed out to a beautiful beach to surf.
Manny was awesome. He gave ...
... about. This is the 2nd waterproof camera I have broken surfing. Believe me I have learned my lesson this time... never again! Hopefully I can salvage some pictures, but I did take some on my iphone the rest of the weekend.
We stayed inside the national park Marino Bellena. It's named after the shape of the shore. During low tide it looks like a whale's tail. In the afternoon yesterday it was low tide, so we walked along the beach all the way ...
... back to the big town: San Isidro. We do the math and calculate that if we can cover 4km every hour it should work. So we quickly get back to the hut, pack in literally 7 minutes, and start heading down the mountain at a brisk pace. Our average speed is 1km every 13 minutes…Let’s rock!
Here are our times up and down Cerro Chirripo (for reference):
UP: 6 hours from village to refugio (14 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet