Grand Tara Hotel Spa and Casino Escazu

Escazu, Escazu, Province of San Jose, 1000, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Escazu

Costa Rica, Ole!

A travel blog entry by skelly1981

... school building (5 classrooms), two or three houses, and a backyard full of fruit trees and boxer puppies.
The Ileri School is a family operation with well educated teachers who are sisters Eleanor and Imelda, niece Carolina, and close friend, Patricia. Also supporting the school are family members Jose (our driver) and Pablo (the doctor). We met Papa each morning when we arrived at ...


A travel blog entry by klynch35313


... this test is done by pureeing the whole fruit, including the skin which is not eaten. This means that the tests are standardised across all fruits but as the skin is not eaten a fairer test may be to puree just the unpeeled fruit. In the evening I watched the Spanish version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Quien Quiere Ser Millonario) with my host family which thankfully was a childrens version so I got lots more right than I would have ...

The Victories of a Foreigner

A travel blog entry by edmcgo


We arrived at our home stays last Wednesday but it seems like we have been in San Jose for much longer. For being so close to everything, I was surprised at how large and beautiful my house is. The first conversation I had with my host mom was quite overwhelming. Not only does she speak incredibly quickly but she doesn't know any English. I panicked when I realized she couldn't tell me the Spanish word for something I didn't know. She is an older woman whose ...

Alajuela Tropical Hostel , High Above San Jose!

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2


... of course we gave it a try.

There was an interesting footbridge across the creek and a horse came up to eat some of the same fruits that many birds seemed interested in.

Alonso saw that we were tiring so he took us a more flat return route past some houses in his neighborhood that allowed us to miss some of the steepest part of the street ...

School Update

A travel blog entry by ashleysblog


... donate any goods that we get from the garden. Well, this project is a huge undertaking! We have received a grant from the parent board to help fund our project. This is no small garden, it is big! So luckily we received some funds to help us out. In preparation for the garden we have been working on researching organic gardens, buying local, how to plant and everything else involved. We also took a field trip to an organic garden where we were able to learn some ...

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This hotel, located on Escazu, Escazu, is near Volcan Poas, INBioparque, and Aventuras la Carpintera.
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