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Liberia is the first major town after you cross the border from Nicaragua to Costa Rica on the Pan American Highway. To take advantage of the fact that Mariano works as a topographer for Hacienda Pinilla - a 90 min drive away - we got off in Liberia to beach hop along the Northern Guanacaste coast line for a few days. Bliss! Lots of the beaches in …
Spent three nights at Hotel Iguanazul.
... flat tires. Classic!
We left Samara after lunch to head south to another beach town. We headed in land to follow the main highways as there are quite a few rivers we would have encountered following the coastal road, which we would have lost our little Yaris in. While driving the winding road, it started to rain. We arrived in the next major town and it started to rain harder than either of us have ever seen rain come down. After pulling over and watching the streets turn ...
... vehicles and made a quick getaway, in case the streams across the roads turned into rivers on the route home. It was a shame to leave the turtles so soon, but as it's wet season we'd been lucky to have the time we did to revel in the sight. After the excitement in Sámara, yet another (definitely my last!) whistlestop visit through San Jose is now required, before I fly up to the new sights and sounds of Guatemala ...
... was boiling, you also can't really prop the door open. Agh! Luckily I could use my card to buy some food, unfortunately I could only get super unhealthy stuff and ended up eating an entire pack of Pringles and a pack of cookies. The staff here also took pity on me and gave me a free coffee, yay! So I'm sitting outside due to the lack of air con and getting bitten to death by mosquitoes when someone decides to start a fire to get rid of some chopped down trees. They really like ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Iguanazul Santa Cruz
Perched on the edge of a cliff at the end of a dirt road on the outskirts of Junquillal sits this lovely hotel. Rooms are basic but clean but the pool is magical. A quick walk down to Playa Blanca will have you swimming in shallow rock pools full of brightly coloured fish and the odd octopus. Take your snorkel gear.
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