Hotel Arena Blanca
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So we had quite an eventful day. The two new volunteers who are living in the little house down the road wanted to go to the butterfly farm so me and Helen went along too. The guys name was mike and he was from New York, lived out here around 10 years now and I can certainly see why. This butterfly place was not your run of the mill netted, enclosed place, it was just a natural piece of land where he had planted over the years, plants that attract certain species of butterfly. No ...
... channel, simply showing the runway at the airport in San Jose. The owner informed them, and we saw 5 or so Germans rush out to find another bar...the rest protested until the channel was changed, just in time for kick off leaving the owner with a rye smile on his face! Heading up through Costa Rica again, we took a horse ride and boat to la fortuna, where Volcan Arena sat. The horse ride was well....interesting. From the outset it was clear that these horses knew the route, what was ...
... for some reason in Costa Rica the banks don't like us. I was only able to take out a small amount of local currency when we first crossed the boarder but we had since ran out. We have been using US dollars instead but you lose out on the exchange with every transaction, especially if you get change in local Colones. Their standard exchange rate everywhere is 500 colones to each dollar when the actual exchange is currently 550. You essentially are losing 10% ...
... 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 ...