Hotel Arena Blanca
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- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed
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... from the not so zen yoga instructor. We took a bus to San Jose, the next morning as you have to go through the city if you want to get anywhere. I was excited when we bumped into a South African tourist by the bus, but he didn't seem so interested in the fact that we lived in Johannesburg previously. When we checked into an industrial hostel in San Jose the South African tourist was there, and more eager to chat, complaining about how expensive Costa Rica is. He was planning on doing ...
... to take us to the other side of town to Casa de Papel. It is a huge old historical house with a large covered patio full of big, chunky furniture. There is a swimming pool too which I'm sure we will make use of tomorrow. Being low season, or Green Season as they call it here in Costa Rica, it's not that busy so we got a nice big ensuite room with air conditioning and a small TV. We really felt spoiled turning the AC on after the hot bus journey.
... and never stops smiling. We both got a little charred at the pool today but nothing painful. At 4:00 we wrapped up at the pool and got ready for dinner. I had a surprise dinner planned for Christine and I tonight.
For dinner we headed to Abbocato restaurant at the Rio Del Mar condo development. This place is known for it's beautiful sunset on Papagayo Bay. Again, we were the only ones at the restaurant when we showed up. The Maitre'd walked out us ...
The drive to our cottage went surprisingly well (thanks to the GPS). There was lots of construction along the way. We drove most of the way on paved road and then a little on a gravel one.
As we got closer to the cottage, we had to drive up a steep and narrow road. The views were amazing.
Our cottage is located on the outskirts of Sardinal (a small village in Costa Rica). For some reason, the name ...
... 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 ...