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Travel Blogs from Jaco
This weekend was all about getting to the Beach with friends. Our new friends Liz and Jen opted to tour guide for us to Jaco. We all split on a car and headed down the highway to the winding roads to the coast. The views were amazing - the roads snaked through foothills and mountains all the way to the ocean. Around every corner were small towns …
We fought for the second year in a row with the car rental place (maybe it's us???), but eventually got on our way. First stop was at the Tarcoles
Bridge to see some crocodiles. We saw them but there wasn't an overwhelming amount of activity. After a total of about 3 hours or so we arrived at a town called Jaco, where we ate dinner and got a …
... which we eat at Tsunami Sushi, YUM! Oh how I've missed sushi! It feels so wrong but I deserve a treat after my 2 weeks of hard studying in Guatemala. We also eat at an Italian place (yep, feels wrong again but we were starving!) which was very forgettable. In fact, I've forgotten the name of the place. We decide to move on to ...
... before going back to the ship to take a nap and study! The day right after Costa Rica (today) was our first day of final exams so we had to find time to study. I studied like crazy and feel great about the two history finals I had today. Now, I feel great having them over with, although I have one more architecture exam in two days. Tomorrow is a study day while we transit the Panama Canal.
My second day in Costa Rica was also wonderful. I went on an outrigger canoe ...
... They have a police guy there to watch the cars (I hear there were a lot of break ins) so you then walk down the bridge to the river and see the crocs. They are enormous! It was about 20 minutes to get there. I guess sunset was a bad time to go since they were all in the water but it was still cool. We hoped to see some of the macaws come in but no luck there either. We went to swim in the pool when we got back but it was freezing in ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking