Jinetes de Osa Hotel
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We took a short flight into Drake Bay instead of the 12 hour land journey. The plane only had room for 12 passengers and the landing strip came out of now where in the middle of the jungle near the beach. We were met by a van to take us to our hotel and the road from the airport was dirt and gravel and barely wide enough for the van. We even drove …
I didn't have any internet at my hotel in Drake Bay so this will serve as an update for the three days I spent there.
My flight left on time at 9am (the taxi guy asked me about this and I couldn't
remember for anything what "nine" was en espanol). Anyway, the plane
was tiny! 1+2 configuration. Wonderful scenery on the way. Palmar …
Wow! What a week. We've been at Jinetes de Osa here on Peninsula de Osa for the past 5 nights and have seen heaps of cool things. On Monday we sat and waited for the 9:30 bus from Palmar Norte to Sierpe when a guy came past on his way there and wanted a bit of petrol money, so he offered us a lift for 3000 Colones ($6). Taxi costs at least $15 so …
... She also gave us an additional discount on the tours. Awesome.
The cafe bakery had told us that there's some kind of dancing tonight. My mom was of course very excited... today's Labor Day, a holiday in Costa Rica, so we figured it could be some kind of celebration and a cultural experience for us... well, it turned out to be a dive bar with ~15 people... and NOBODY was dancing! How disappointing. We returned to our room after 3 songs. ...
... When we get there after a 45-minute walk from the village, we see that there is no gate and we could have started hiking at midnight if we wanted to. This upsets us because we feel as though the ranger lied to us to get more $$$. Back in town, we wait until dark before pitching our tent next to the soccer field for the night.
Day 105 (4/1/11):
We wake up at 5:30am, pack up, and wait around for ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Good rooms, great staff, day trips were organized, dive shop was good except very old wet suits. Great food due to their new chef. Location great.
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