TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Tatanka Santa Cruz
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Happy Birthday to Julie x After breakfast, we had a walk along the beach to the town of Tamarindo, which was probably only about a mile, but the sun was deceptively hot even this early in the day, so we arrived in hot and bothered condition - cooling drinks were urgently required to prevent physical and mental breakdown - mango 'slush puppy' did the job, but we couldn't face strolling the town, so taxied back to hotel and headed ...
... mignon. The girls had a strawberry smoothie (choices were mango, pineapple, watermelon), Roger and I both had the local beer called "Imperial". For supper the girls ordered Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes, veggies. Roger had the blackened Mahi Mahi and I had a spinach salad with organic goat cheese and Costa Rican berry vinaigrette. Delish! I love that the food here is fresh, mostly organic, and earthy. Another bonus is the water ...
... Pura Vida is a common saying in Costa Rica. It means, "Pure Life" or "Good Life." Costa Ricans have a much more relaxed way of life. When you walk down the streets and are on the beaches, it is noticeable. You can tell they are just living, they believe that life is good always. Pura Vida!
... natural sauna, which was a small rustic building built over natural springs. It stunk a little from sulphur, but not too bad. We detoxed for a few minutes (I know, I should have made it a solid hour) & then headed to the mud bath, only to find that it was nothing more than a mud "bowl". We slapped the mud all over ourselves & had fun doing so with another tour group. Once it dried, there were showers to rinse off, glad ...
... stop Playa Conchal - Shell Beach. This beach is the perfect metaphor of how life is in Costa Rica. As you drive into this little town, you see the central park with the various stores around the edges selling beachy souvenirs. Very basic, wooden stores - nothing flash. In front of the park is a road leading down onto a beach that is black sand and covered in shells and lined with make shift houses that have been there ...
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