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Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... it was great fun even though it was really raining. They said it had rained over 0.5meters overnight and counting. The only way to access the park is via boat (or flying then a short boat trip).
The hotel Evergreen was really nice, a big surprise. It was a number of log cabins surrounded by trees and the water. The meals were buffet style and they were fine. There was a capuchin (white faced monkey) that kept coming at lunch time trying to jump on the buffet table. We ...
... to the hostel
itself way below the entrance gate. At a guess the descent angle was around 35
degrees making even walking up or down it tough. And we had to get Jambo down
it (and of course later up it) as there was no way we were leaving the car a
long way away from the actual hostel at night. So Diana got out of Jambo, not
wanting to be on board for the big dipper ride to the bottom, I selected 1st
gear low range and we sidled down the slope ...
... wasn’t exactly sure that it was a quake. While on the beach waiting for the turtle – there were two more quakes which we did not feel at all. We stopped on the way back from the beach on a bridge to look for crocodiles below when there was another quake – this one I did feel but Luis did not. Costa Rica had a very big earthquake here about two to three weeks before we arrived. Playa Samara was the epicenter which I didn’t know until we ...
... that they were closed due to damage that some of the villas sustained during the earthquake. They said that about 1/3 of their rooms had damage. We were pretty bummed because we had booked at a super nice place because we had 50% off coupons. Though now I will get to stay at the super nice place for cheap when Kevin comes to visit :) Since we couldn't stay there we got some recommendations for other places to stay in town. We check another hotel that didn't have room because they ...
... out for spider monkeys Amanda ;) Couldn't figure out the hot water but the cool/cold shower was refreshing. Our power flickered once due to the storm- there was some great lightening and thunder.
Spanish words learned today:
perezoso- lazy or sloth