Hotel El Bosque
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... and watch movies together. I saw my host dad last night reach for my host mom's hand and just kiss it just because. It is things like what my host father did that make you realize that language barriers are so minimal when you just show your heart to someone. Good intentions override everything else. If there has been anything that I have learned from being in Costa Rica, it is ...
... man. Anyway, we talked about the cost difference of public vs. private hospitals for labor. There are roughly the same. It cost one women to go private $6,000 and she had the amenities PLUS a bottle of wine for the baby being born and having a C-section. That is TOTAL cost. For public it is a little bit less for a LOT less quality. You are put in a room with 6-8 women, in all different stages of labor, with one t.v. The women who was sharing her ...
... I mean I don’t think I’ve ever disliked a city so much before. Which makes it sound pretty terrible, and it’s not, but it’s not good either. Our goal for the day was to visit the two markets to pick up some souvenirs, and just to kind of see what the city is all about. Getting to the first market worked out fine and we accomplished our goals there. Then we somehow got turned around 180 degrees and spent probably the better part of two hours trying to ...
... meters up, the longest being over 750 meters long and they say you can reach up to 75km / hour. It was a blast. There was LOTS OF YELLING AND SCREAMING as we came down. About half the seniors from the Israel tour bus turned around after the 1st one. Not us!!!
For our last day in Monteverde we went to Don Juan’s Coffee plantation for a tour. It was a ...
... it was so dense. And finally he found him. We will never know how on earth he spotted this bird, we couldn't see it at all without the aid of his spotting scope, but sure as day, there was a Quetzal.
It was a gorgeous immature male. It had not fully developed it's colorings or its tell-tale draping long tail feathers, but it was gorgeous. MARAVILLOSO! I was beside myself. Rafael was excited too, as he truly hadn't expected to see one. We spent quite some time watching ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking