Travel Blogs from Alajuela
... collective taxi, a 12-person van. We also received our Tracopa bus tickets from Palmar to San Jose ($11/pp, 5 hours). Yay! So easy and convenient. Gracias, Karolina.
While waiting for other passengers to fill up the van, we saw a dude going around with pipas (young coconut with a hole and straw). We got two of them and seeped on the sweet, delicious juice. Electrolytes recharged.
... creepy bats. My shoes got wet and didn’t get a chance to dry and their smell is still not great. I have to leave them out my bag. We had a very scary taxi ride to Bucaramanga, which would have been one of the most picturesque mountain passes I have ever been on were it not for the taxi driver. I think he was a driver on the worlds deadliest road in Bolivia and after it closed he decided to come to Columbia. He had no fear of oncoming traffic, speed, blind corners ...
... 30 earthquakes of magnitude-6 and larger. Two exceeded magnitude-7 – in 1978 and 1990 – but did not cause any deaths. The last deadly quake to strike Costa Rica was in 2009, when 40 people died in a magnitude-6.1 temblor. Associated Press writers Jack Chang, E. Eduardo Castillo, Olga R. Rodriguez, Santiago Torrado and Anita Snow in Mexico City; Cesar Barrantes in San Jose, Costa Rica, and AP Science Writer Alicia Chang in Los Angeles contributed to this ...
... early, we left our bags in our room and the owners would move them when our beds were ready to move into while we went to the bus station. We walked through the park (that was filled with people playing football) and down to the bus station via the cemetery. Some of the headstones are rather grand. Once at the bus station we booked our ticket for the morning and then headed back into the centre to enjoy another fruit drink. We then walked back via the ...
... so we were sort of stuck. If I could have been there earlier I would have been. We even had to wait at the gate for them to open. The road up the mountain was actually the best paved road we have come across YET. It was almost like an American road. On the way up we could see the surrounding mountains and amazing clouds racing over them. It sort of took me back to a Big Sur moment Jym and I had many many years ago. We were on the road through Big Sur ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking