Hotel Blue Conga
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Even less going on today.
We've befriended Nigel and Elizabeth, another couple staying at the Blue Conga. He is a Brit, probably early forties, and she is Argentinian and a little younger. People are often surprised by our lengthy vacations, well we are just pretenders to the thrown. Nigel is a software programmer guy and because of his deire to balance his salary with his wanderlust, he works one year on and ...
... and stormed up there like some rampaging mother grizzly bear protecting her young. Claire then said, "don't worry Sarah's got it". Too right I have.
Alas when I got up she wasn't touching any so I couldn't shout at her, damn. I've discovered that I like shouting at people when they're doing something wrong, it's so fun! She went downstairs and I was going to go for breakfast but decided to loop round and go upstairs again. There she was leaning in on the ...
... of choice was bike, normally combined with surf board and dog running behind. We were there for a week of Spanish school. Not only to learn the language but to have the chance to finally hang out with other travellers. It had just been the two of us for so long, travelling as a couple makes it harder to meet people, the lone traveller will always make the effort with other lone travellers but if you're a couple you're left alone. I guess staying in private rooms also puts ...
... and it is nearly 6pm now and still only dim. Another hour of hiking revealed lots of bugs, some cute red tree frogs, beautiful flowers of all sorts (of course we picked some and put them in our hair), and finally a quaint waterfall. After our journey back we decided to get in some yoga when the sun was setting (still too cloudy to really see) and then take a long awaited shower! We can temporarily rid our skin of the smell of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Blue Conga Puerto Viejo
Marise and Pierre, the innkeepers at the Blue Conga are a dynamic duo of skill sets. She runs the desk, reservations, etc, and he cooks the fine looking breakfasts and offers amazing free tours to the guests. The common areas here are spotless and lovely and, though the rooms themselves are perfunctory, the overall effect of the place is warm, welcoming and relaxing.
In terms of local proximity, the loaner bikes are all you will need to get to snorkeling, the Jaguar Sanctuary and great restaurants and shops. Actually the "downtown" area is really just pleasant walk. If you can't ride a bike or walk and have no car, Pierre is likely to drive you. He can't do enough!
I would recommend this place wholeheartedly, (providing Marise and Pierre are there).
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.