Hotel el Prado

La Garita, Alajuela, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alajuela

Return to Manos Abiertas, Service-Learning, 2014

A travel blog entry by dball on Sep 08, 2014

26 photos

... We spent our tour with the older residents in the men and women's houses and their disabilities in some cases were more profound then I had expected. They all seemed well cared for but the enormity of the care needed just for these residents let alone the more severely affected residents in the hospital was staggering. I found them to be very joyful in spite of their physical difficulties ...

Coffee and Carts

A travel blog entry by andreatravels on Mar 03, 2014

43 photos

... our guide pointed out this bright red fruit on a tree, which no one was able to identify. It's called a "cashew apple," although it's not an apple at all! In fact, the red part is not a fruit but the swollen stem on which the cashew fruit is hanging from the tree.

The next step in the coffee process is drying the beans, which is done with hot air in these huge drums, ...

Poas es Niebla

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault on Jan 21, 2014

4 photos

... sky appeared clearer. We hiked it despite the grey sky and fog coverage. Unfortunately we couldn't see a thing. It was a short paved hike up to the first crater at about 2,500m and the second crater at about 2,700m.

On the way back yesterday we stopped at one of the many shops on the way down from the volcano for coffee and local treats. I love their amazing amount of coconut treats. Neither trip was a loss as the road ...

Trip Back To Philly

A travel blog entry by austinke on Jul 31, 2013

2 comments, 1 photo

... and doing some homework on-line, we had a general idea of what we wanted to do in Costa Rica, but all of the detailed-level planning (what hotels we stayed at, transfers between locations, adventure tours, etc.) were arranged by Catalina of CR Referrals - she did an outstanding job, and we'd highly recommend her if you ever do decide to go to Costa Rica. We found her based on some excellent reviews of her business on

WEEK #2 Marymount Education Students Arrive.

A travel blog entry by dball on May 27, 2013

3 comments, 40 photos

... and Danielle Pramick.

FLEXIBILITY Since this is the first time Marymount education students have come to Manos Abiertas, the operative word is "f-l-e-x-i-b-i-l-i-t-y". You think of Costa Rica and you think vacation. This is not a vacation.

SURPRISE # 1: The first lesson in flexibility came early on when I learned Laura, the special education teacher, had injured herself in an accident, ...

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