Lodge las Ranas
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Lodge las Ranas Playa Samara
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... time to catch up on sleep!
Samara is MUCH more touristy than what I have seen so far. I was warned that all of Costa Rica would be this way... Expensive and pretty white. It is a cute, surf town though. I like it. We went to a bar called Arriba! to watch the US play against Portugal. I had ceviche and fried yuca. It was a great game until the last 30 seconds when Portugal scored a goal to tie the game... Irritating...
... was around the curve. Could it be? Yep, 2 hours, several miles, 1 broken bike, and a sliced finger later, we were home. I left the bike in the rack, walked up to the hotel front desk with the bloody sarong and hand out stretched. All eyes were on us as we must have looked like zombies from hell. Within minutes we both dropped our shorts and fell into the pool (yes we had suits on). I didn't care that I had blood all over...I just needed instant cooling relief.
... have time to think about it, or turn away. Once we were at the edge, and seeing how high up we were for the first time, we were all hooked up and ready to go with the only one instruction “Jus’ hold here and jump.” Before you know it, the gate holding you safely was sprung from your waist and the bungee ropes give you no option but to just jump and enjoy the free fall. WOW. IT WAS AMAZING! Given that you don’t get to see ...
... 2.5 hours and as we woke early we set off at 8.30 thinking it would be a simple drive down the coast. The road condition got progressively worse as time went on and the time seemed to be going backwards as sat nav kept increasing the journey time as we were going slowly. We barely saw any other cars during the first 2 hours and its such such a good job we weren't relying on my map reading as we didn't believe some of the roads we were being directed down were actually roads! ...
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Because of the time it took to get everyone back to the mainland and transport a group of our size, to say that we were a bit behind was an understatement. We needed to scramble to get back to the hotel, change, head to the restaurant for lunch, and then quickly make our way to the school. It kind of felt like the amazing race, pit stop, detour, and all. The students did an amazing job of being quick about things and they did make it to ...