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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Hacienda Tayutic Turrialba
Travel Blogs from Turrialba
... and full of all that rain we'd been having and the rafting trip we were setting out on was ranked class III/IV, with I being easy and V being for professional rafters.
Our rafting guide made sure we all got down the river in one piece. He also made sure we got plenty wet along the way! At various times he deliberately made us steer into the quickest rapids, make us paddle back into gushes of water, had us sit up front on top of the raft (riding the bull) and both me and ...
... out of the bag. I was beginning to get a little nervous as it Was late afternoon, but then we entered the town of Monteverde and things immediately began to look a little bit more civilized. A little bit. But we made it to our hotel, The Trapp Family Lodge and I halfway expected Julie Andrews to meet us at the door, but then I remembered this is the Costa Rican Cloud Forest and not the Alps of Austria! Silly me! But we are up really ...
... to the rope - now I was feeling nervous. All strapped in I stepped to the left and the open gap. "Just step off" said the instructor, I couldn't! He repeated his words and I tried again. AAAAAAGGGGHHHHH (watch the video for translation). I swung right up the other side and back again, it felt like I would never stop. At last I was caught by the feet and pulled back down to ground. That was pretty scary but I didn't want to frighten ...
... from our host countries. They had been through a tough assessment process and as they had all met before, there was a definite comraderie. To welcome them to the fold, we held a Spanish evening; where speaking English was banned and our Spanish was put to the test. The evening was fun and also an insight into how these guys would feel, as the main expedition language would be English. An empañada contest was held, with our hosts as our teachers and whilst my team ...
... with great teamwork, making swift work of erecting the new bunk beds, before crashing out. Our second day at Fieldbase followed a similar pattern to the first, so at the end of the day we treated ourselves to a well earned drink or three in a local bar. We all dressed up a little and it was a nice evening of drinks and a little dancing too. This was the last time we'd be dressed up for a while, as next up was the dreaded Jungle ...