Hotel Fuego del Sol
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... of easily spotted wildlife and a few beaches.
It was a lot busier than the last two forests we had visited but this was by by the beach and hot so probably a more popular destination for North Americans on a short vacation. There were loads of animals too, we were no more than 50m down the track when we came across a tree full of capuchin monkeys. There were so many people with guides (we were too cheap to pay for one) that ...
... lying impassively in the same tree above. We then walked into the National Park again where we encountered Red Tailed Deer, Squirrel Monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds and more sloths on and above the rainforest trails. In our time on the picture perfect beach there we were joined by raccoons, iguanas, monkeys with babies and many small gecko lizards, all of which came within touching distance as they scavenged the warm sand. In the afternoon, when we got ...
... the next one not going for another 7 months, and we had the obligatory unfamiliar-currency-scenario when Emma frantically tried to buy us tickets in time. "It's 10,000 dollars each..." she alarmingly called across the pavement as I pre-emptively loaded our bags on board..."it seems quite a lot...". After establishing 10,000 Costa Rican Colons is about 19 dollars, and they accept US currency everywhere here anyway, we just made it. Since our arrival 3 hours ...
... Hotel Resort for a dip in the pool and a little lunch.
Hotel Cristal Ballena
Cristal Ballena is on a hillside with a 180-degree view of Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) and features rooms with private balcony with the best views. The hotel’s owners, Waldemar Steiner, a former mayor of Salsburg, Austria, and his wife, ...
... an older group. The emphasis on farming, sustenance and family is becoming a thing of the past here. Tourism has brought more money and an interest from the local youth to be a bit more exploratory in nature. Hearing stories from visitors seems to have ignited a fire of curiosity that may be the demise of the sense of family that has reigned here for many years. The American dream is also becoming the Costa Rican dream.
Weary from an action packed day, Diane, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet