Hotel Sol Samara
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... around small watering holes in their dry pastures, many of the trees
had dropped their leaves for the dry season. A very different side of Costa Rica
We took our time, stopping to walk
around the town of Nicoya. There was a festival going on for the town’s patron
saint. This included a horse parade, people lined the streets with grills and
coolers of beer, music played everywhere, ...
... good weather, it was however still a lovely detour to make. It was extremely low tourist season in Samara which meant I had the pick of all the beds in my eight bed dorm and a lovely terrace, overlooking the plunge pool, to myself. With the sun out and the sound of waves crashing nearby, I decided to stay for one more day, to make the most of the beach and just in case the turtles fancied making an appearance. I was ...
... just 6 of us so we got to spend more time looking through the telescope when there was wildlife to see although our guide wasn't as informative as some of the others so we ear-wigged a bit.
Immediately on starting the walk we saw a three-toed sloth coming down the tree for its weekly poo (they never go on the ground otherwise due to predators). To see it moving so slowly was surreal, it is like watching slow motion. Del was very pleased!
We saw lots of other ...
... get less I suppose.
From Cuahita we wandered up the Caribbean coast to Puerto
Limon, a rather drab and commercial port town, and then inland to Paraiso on an
attractive and scenic mountain route aiming for a hostel just outside Paraiso
called Brewha (N9 50.083 W83 50.466). It turned into a navigational challenge
par excellence to get to Brewha; unbeknown to us (and of course to both GPSs)
there had earlier been a major landslide on the direct road ...
... of eighteen wheelers and rain and very slow progress. The highway here is a two lane road so you pass at your own risk when you can.
We arrived at abuela’s casa around 6:00 p.m. We were glad to see her and her to see us. She had prepared some light bite for dinner but we begged off. We did sit down and enjoy a glass of wine with her and then all Luis wanted to do was have a beer and watch TV for a while. We did that and called it a ...