Hotel Buena Vista
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... rise the further south we went. As we started our hike up the volcano the smell of sulphur became apparent. At times it would be easy to forget and you’d take in a deep breath followed by uncontrollable coughing as you remembered not to breath in so deep next time. The Poas crater measures in at a kilometre in diameter and 314 meters deep. The crystal blue sulphur pools amaze you as the steam rises up through various volcanic vents. ...
... on landing is that the landscape reminds me much of KL. Lots of mountains in the distance, trees everywhere and humble housing. Drivers are crazy, speed limits are a suggestion, traffic lights are limited and I'm not convinced that cars have blinkers. I'm also pleased that I didn't take the bus, because very few streets have street signs and there don't appear to be any pedestrian signals at intersections, so this will be interesting come this afternoons ...
... cut up fresh pineapple for dessert. Often our guide gives us the choices for lunch and takes our order. He calls ahead with it so we can arrive and have a lovely meal without the wait! Our ride back to our hotel was under sunny skies, Costa Rican music playing and sometimes slow moving trucks filled with sugar cane being taken to the sugar factory to have granular sugar made.
On the way back we stop and walk in a pineapple field to ...
... in dollars. The bulk of the US tourists seem to depart in large parties to the resorts, and I understand many stay at the resort until it is time for the flight home.
I think this US holiday resort trend is one we will find now as we move northwards in Central America.
Costa Rica is in its wet season, although there are only supposed to be light rains, and we arrived to the daily afternoon shower – the mornings are clear and sunny then ...
... of coffee and chocolates to sample. The tour led us through a small coffee farm (more like a garden), factory where they roast and package the products, and a small auditorium for a coffee-tasting demonstration, presentations, and skits. I should've definitely volunteered in the auditoriums because they got these amazing mocha frappuccinos at the end.
The tour only lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes... and was ...