Hotel El Bambu

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Sarapiqui, Province of Heredia, 4443, Costa Rica | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Completing the circle in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by swanning_around

31

... pretty beach and a pleasant place to spend a week. Tico Adventure Lodge, where we stayed has a small pool to cool off in and a television in Reception where we managed to see a couple of the Italian Tennis championship matches, including the Final. However, like many of the small Costa Rican towns, people from the US and Canada dominate being both residents and owners of most of the businesses. The result is that prices are higher and local character disappears.



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Last week

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

5

... help more with the evaluation. I also went around the farm with the farm manager and we talked through the entire growing process to ensure I understood everything. There were two big birthdays this week so we had a great party on Tuesday night with a piñata and a huge cake. It was really good fun and there were loads of us there. Then we had another great party last night but minus the piñata this time! We had a BBQ by the office and ...

Quality control

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

15

... by a guy at the top who throws them to a guy who is packing the crates. They are packed in two different ways. If there is a protective foam layer at the bottom of the crate then they can be laid down horizontally in lines but if not then they are placed upside down as this way the fruit is least likely to hit against each other and get damaged as the tractor drives over the bumpy roads to the packhouse. I also saw the estimates being done. This is ...

Best pineapple ever

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

9

... by its weight. Thursday I went round the farm with Eduardo again. Because the farm is so huge there were still bits that I hadn't seen so we drove around for ages talking about the age of the different crops etc. In the afternoon we were joined by Rolando the technical manager and a new guy who is going to manage the chemical/fertilisation plans of the farm so we looked at the health of lots of different crops. We had some more pineapple fresh from ...

Pineapple farm

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

19

... By the time we were all sorted it was nearly 3pm so I had a very quick tour of the packhouses and then just rested in my room. We go out for dinner pretty much every night so we went to a tiny little place which was basically this old woman's living room and had the most delicious toasted chicken sandwich!!! She was a fantastic cook. When we got back we went round to someone's house for a few drinks so I got to know a ...

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