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 ...
... drink thing you add milk too), these small things in life really make daily life special!
We've recently been giving less cooked beans to the sloths to stop with gloating etc and I was discussing it with Judy today. Apparently they're eventually going to get little food carts for each section so each sloth has an individualised plate. How cute is that! It'll be like actual room service! I told Judy that I thought this would be awesome and she ...
... She also has many mosquito bites all over her legs so she is also feeling sorry for herself. We are going to visit the Jaguar rescue centre as recommended by Beverly. Its a charity that was set up to take in injured and sick wildlife and to try and rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. So we hired bikes, bought water and headed off with Beverly, a nice girl we met at the hostel who is from England and studying in Liverpool. It was only a 10 minute bike ride but in ...
... left we decided to carry on southwards to the
Gandoca-Manzanillo National Park. The road from Puerto Viejo is not as bad as
some guidebooks suggest. It is heavily pot-holed in parts but there seems to
have been a fair bit of work done on the coast road south of Limon in the last
couple of years. It was easily passable in the Terios and could probably have
been driven in a car with a lower wheelbase with care.
The park was easy
enough to ...
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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.