La Paloma Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... Holy Week). Many of the tourists appeared to be staying in the spattering of luxury resorts along the coast and local Ticos (Costa Ricans) seemed to far outweigh the Gringos. Time really seemed to stand still at times, with nothing more to worry about than getting your lunch snatched by a family of white-face capuchins. Each day went much the same: mornings spent sipping strong coffee watching scarlet macaws, wandering through the coast paths towards Corcovado ...
... juice and biscuits supplied by Daniel, along with juice and chunks of fresh coconut from one he had gathered off the beach and cracked open for us. Then it was on to the next 45-minute snorkel session, which of course ended up being more like 90 minutes again! The morning session had actually been a bit overcast at times, yet still provided an amazing experience, but the sun really came out to shine in the afternoon.
By this point, pretty much all of ...
... to whilst I tried to get to see if any boats. Two just leaving when got there - annoying. Then one left but wouldn't take us as private party, skipper being an ******** as group were happy for us to go with them. Said not boat til 4 and only 1.40 and it wasn't exactly sunny! Another boat came but it was terminating not leaving. Ivo was up for walking back but I was against it as had limited water left and knew didn't ...
For the walk, I recommend wearing good shoes, take a raincoat, water, snacks/lunch, hat, sunscreen, camera, a smile and a sense of adventure! We returned just under the 12 hour mark, but we did have a decent lunch stop of an hour and some breaks during the walk. It is a beautiful trail, changing from forest to beach landscapes frequently which make the hike interesting and fun. Enjoy!
Is it possible for a mountain to be overrated?! If so , then Cerro Chirripo (aka Cerro Crappo or Cerro Shitto) in Costa Rica is the one.
Listed as one of the highlights in both of my guide books, I travelled another 8 or so hours to reach the town at the base, where apparently you need a reservation to actually do the hike. I tried ringing ahead, but as it was Sunday nothing was open. I still just went there anyway, knowing they leave some spaces for walk in hikers on the ...