Hotel Casa Antigua
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... disabilities and who were abandoned. There are 100 residents ranging from 10 months to 90 years old. It was founded and is run by Sisters of the Sacred Heart. There is a small medical and educational professional staff and the Sisters rely on volunteers and financial donations to maintain their services, www.manosabiertas.org
THE RESIDENTS: Residents are treated with respect and human dignity. I call it love therapy. So rather than ...
... waves and decided it was worth hiring a board for the last hour of sunlight left. The waves were fairly good, a typical beach break and only a few locals in. We cooked and relaxed at the hostel for the evening as it was raining quite heavily at this point and looked set in for the night. The following day, we hired bikes for a bargain of $5 each and set of along the coast towards Manzanillo. We stopped at Cocles for Sean to check out the surf (which was massive and very ...
... and fauna of its interior. Rafael came ready to go with an incredible spotting scope and fantastic personality. We pretty quickly came to adore him.
I got straight to the point with him ... I was there to see a Quetzal. He burst my bubble straight away though and let us know that this is a really bad time to see them as they are moving or have moved down to lower elevations. As with all wild animals he said there was no guarantee, but he would do his best. I would not ...
... ended up in the trunk, 3 in the backseat, and 1 up front). Lauren had insisted upon "girl code" -- which we originally insisted with for our 4 friends - to not leave anyone alone at the bar. We made sure to tell her we were leaving, but she insisted on staying on her own. We trusted she was sober and safe, so we left.
Definitely a randomly entertaining evening... although not exactly the big night in town we were looking for.
Cerro Chato Hike tomorrow!
... all about the founding members of Monteverde who were families of Quakers who wouldn't fight in the Korean War as they are pacifists so decided to come and start a community in 1951 when there was nothing here but trees. We had a nice meal at the local restaurant, but didn't stay too long as we were cold. And to think yesterday I was complaining about the heat!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking