Travel Blogs from Playa Hermosa
So we are now into our last week here in Costa Rica, and wow what an adventure we have had.
There have been some tough times, some great laughs and some super memories of this place...... I am so glad the Aprils did this together.
We arrived into Playa Hermosa on Monday, and as soon as we got of our bus and arrived at the Hotel …
meals or go into town…but who cares, it’s a free room at a beautiful tropical
resort, I’ll eat PB&J for a few days! And I will have the place to myself?!
Peace and quiet at the base of Volcano Miravalles! It may be hard to go back to
the bustle and heat of Upala. I do still have the invites to Siempre Verde,
Carmensita’s family coffee farm, Estevan beach house and ...
It is surprising how different each of the Central American countries are. They all have democracies (though Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua is doing his best to become a "president for life" as they used to say in Africa). All have volcanoes, a coast on the Pacific, grow coffee, speak Spanish as their official language and are nominally Catholic. But the way people behave is very different: their culture and the approach ...
... hour & a half waiting for it to open. Was surprised by how many locals were also waiting. What bank opens at 11am? The bank finally opens and we get a number & wait some more. Our number is finally up & the teller speaks zero English, except to say, "I need your passport". Jeff shows her his military ID & GA Driver's License..."NO, need original passport".
We get into the car & drive back to our villa ...
... do for our hike. Ham & cheese sandwiches, Lay's potato chips, Plantain chips, water & Diet Pepsi. Had our last breakfast, that we had paid for & headed out. Drove to Liberia and followed the signs to the "Santa Maria" entrance. Once again, the terrain turned ugly, but Jeff did a super job of maneuvering these conditions. Found it strange that we saw no one upon entering a National park. We arrive at the park & the gate ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel ManGaby Playa Hermosa
Perfect Location for ones with a family and a great pool. All staff are super friendly. This is a family run hotel, and you can tell. Its a lovely place to end the last week of our months stay in Costa Rica. The rooms are super comfortable, very big with lots of space and the beds are amazing! We slept like kings here. The restaurant serves a great breakfast ( which is included) and then we sometimes either had lunch or supper here too. The club sandwich is to die for! Could not believe the size of it! My husband said, I have never seen anything like it - its amazing! lol
If your looking for a great comfortable place where you can feel at home, and the beach only a 4 min walk..... this is the place to come.... Thank you Mangaby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.