Hotel Samoa del Sur
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... traffic started and the trucks hooted their deep bellowing horns and the boat boys on the sports fishing boats started to play booming music as they set off for the day and all the calm was destroyed.
I did my usual tidying and cleaning, then soted my washing, made breakfast of eggs,plantain and beans (Mexican ,the best) and prepared to go ashore, which isn't far from our mooring , about 200ft max. The dinghy is hanging on the davits, ...
... rain held off until we got there so we didn't have to contend with that as well as the steep rocky pathways, and the vicious winds up near the base camp!
The base camp at Chirripo is a bizarre little place, a hostel if you like, in the glacial valleys of the Talamanca cordillera (i do believe that is the corret spelling). the views are undescribably beautiful.
From here, we set out the next morning before sunrise, with only our headtorches ...
... that had taken temporary residence in the sweet little water fall pond outside the building. I like adventure, but this felt like too much--worrying more when we didn't see "Denis" than when we did! We also mounted a snorkeling adventure across the bay, hoping to get there in time to see through clear water and then get out of the water to watch the once monthly (five nights after full moon) needlefish spawning in that cove (anything west ...
... true to the brochure, there was no one on the beach. In fact, I think we saw one other person once during our entire stay. With the warm ocean water this was a real
treat...the beach to ourselves. John and Betty found some beach chairs and settled in for a long relax. Sandy and I took an extended walk on the beach….very peaceful.
By 3 or 4, it was very hot and VERY HUMID. Imagine holding up a page of a hardback book. After about ...
We got to the border crossing before it even opened. Our bus only took us as far as here and we had to stand around for over an hour before it opened and we could get stamped out of Panama and then into Costs Rica. On the other side, we found the bus station and got a first bus that was going to either Laurel or Golfito. It turned out to be Golfito first, and it left right after we boarded. The time seemed to pass quickly, probably due to the bad nights sleep ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility