Travel Blogs from Alajuela
Arrival in Costa Rica.
Another day with -20c temperatures in Toronto. Our limo took longer
than normal to get to Pearson due to the snow and ice.... We arrived
just in time for our flight but when we got to the gate there was no
plane. After a 1hr delay, we boarded. But a frozen valve kept one of
the engines from starting. Eventually we de-iced ( …
Our flight to San Jose was delayed about an hour. When we arrived it was the usual mob scene of taxi drivers crowding the entrance. Fortuantely, there was someone with a sign from our hotel waiting outside. It turned out that person wasn't the driver but a local guy who took us upstairs to where our driver was waiting in his van. The guy explained …
... where people can visit people they loved/cared for when they were alive. Perhaps, the living person did not visit the deceased person when they were alive - so by visiting them now, it makes them feel better. Cemeteries are a way to brag - hey, look how much I spent on my loved one's burial plot... I really loved them (and yet once again the deceased person has no opinion on the matter because they are dead). Anyways, cemeteries are ...
... rental car in Costa Rica, one: it should be an SUV, two: spend the extra $9 a day for the GPS, it was perhaps the best money I have ever spent.We began our drive from the airport and ten minutes out of the city, I loved it already. I have always enjoyed driving in the mountains, but now there was also the jungle, and small roadside vendors selling fresh fruits and crafts. We needed to stop for gas right away and were surprised to see that gas stations are full service, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool