Hotel Arena Blanca
Travel Blogs from Playa Carrillo
... the restaurant reservations that we made prior to arriving in Costa Rica.
Our first impression of the resort from the outside was that they really did this place right and didn't skimp on anything. It's a very good layout with and on the smaller side with only 60 rooms. After checking in, a kid named Randy walked us to our room and gave us a tour of the room once we arrived. We were shocked by how enormous our room was. We booked a junior suite and it ...
... enough and it took a couple of seconds to get the courage to jump off so we were concerned for the next one. After we were tired from climbing and jumping we headed to the next stop. We walked down to this incredible canyon that had a gap of about 5 meters that dropped down to crystal clear waters. We were lucky enough to only be the only ones here as well. This was the jump we had been practicing for. It was a few meters taller than the other jump ...
... terrific breakfast before continuing our shopping at Super Compro for
groceries, etc. The next few days were spent hiking the cloud forest
reserves, ziplining, and touring the hummingbird and butterfly gardens.
We made sure to eat at several of the local restaurants, including the
CASEM Co-op. Excellent spot for lunch if hiking Curi Cancha or
Monteverde cloud forest reserves. ...
... I've watched in on Animal planet several times and knowing CR is one of the only places on the planet they nest, I was hoping to see it up close and personal. Sadly, due to global warming and construction near their beaches, the numbers of turtles nesting has dropped from thousands each night to a mere two or three. The guide said they hadn't seen any in about a week so they were not going out. This was a very sad moment. Certainly the future of these prehistoric creatures ...
Day 7 - Saturday at the beach
After yesterday's Biking Bad experience, our intent today was pure relaxation. Nothing more difficult than lounging at the beach. Finally Robin gets the day she imagined. We slept in, well one of us did. I took my morning walk and Robin joined me for our standard fruit and cereal breakfast. About 10 we set off for the beach. After much discussion, I convinced Robin we should give the bikes (a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed