Hotel La Mariposa
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- Continental Breakfast
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More adventures in Costa Rica! Besides all our adventures in Arenal we discovered a few more places. First stop Monteverde and the Belmar hotel. How nice to come back to a little luxury. After all we are quite posh travellers that like a clean place to crash with a hot shower and fast internet connection ;) Costa Rica is famous for it’s …
... and, like many public spaces where rich people spend the day, it is full service. You can rent beach chairs and an umbrella, order drinks and food, or even get a massage. All this for regular tourist prices! Fun aside, it is a very pretty and relaxing beach and it is easy enough to get around as a tourist. In fact, there is a dedicated bus between this beach (ostensibly Manuel Antonio Park) and Quepos, ...
... you get past the initial nerves that is). The bus picked us up from the house and into Quepos we head, once we sign the waiver that says we are doing this at our own risk, we are off again. Another stop at a hotel to pick up a large group of American tourists. These are the quintessential stereotypical type of Americans, loud, obnoxious, inappropriate, and large in every sense. Lauren (one of the volunteers from the US) was so embarrassed that she is from the same country as ...
... toed and Two-toed Sloths, Howler Monkeys, White-faced Capuchins, iguanas, Basilisks, microbats, frogs, Turkey Vultures, hawks, parrots and motmots. There is one trail to a mirador (view point) but I didn't find it to be spectacular - you just look down on one of the bays and out to sea. Then walked to Gemelas Beach for lunch (beware the iguanas and racoons! Hold on to your lunch!) and Manuel Antonio Beach for a swim. Another trail leads to Cathedral Point, which ...
Starting on our rafting trip out of the rainforest before flying to Quepos we both came down with a little cold, not terribly sick but cough and congestion, we stopped by a pharmacy and got some drugs to keep us from slowing down on our romantic honeymoon. Funny because Christine lost her voice at the wedding and gained it back the day the cold hit us. Sucks but at least it's not bad and we both can share in the fun. We are now awaiting a flight out to the center of the country and the volcano at ...