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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.
... so much water leaked in that I had to clear it. I was meant to paying attention and being an assistant, and having to clear my face about 4 times a minute whilst holding on with one, or two, arms of another person/s. I basically had gross red tide salt water around my nose for an hour, my mask was ******* me off and my neck hurt from attempting to clear my mask all the time. Cue us surfacing, me feeling like absolute **** (probably from not stopping and being in the sun ...
... waiting for the boat to come back and get us I saw a cool partly yellow puffer fish (probably a juvenile) and free dived down to get a photo of it. As I got down two white tip reef sharks rushed out from underneath the rock shelf and shot at me, made me jump out of my skin because I was totally not expecting that! I rushed to the surface and was like "SHARKS, SHARKS!" very excitedly. Thankfully they hadn't just buggered off but kept swimming back to us so we got to see ...
... Italy, that hang precariously from the shower wall with
some interesting and frequently poorly protected high amperage cables leading
from the shower head to a knife switch on the wall. All the bits that carry
current (the switch is usually rated at 60 Amps!) are most often within reach
as one stands with a wet body and feet beneath the shower head. We’re told by
the owners of such devices that no one has ever succumbed under THEIR showers….
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.