Hotel Plaza Real
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We had a brief stop in San Jose to catch our flight to Honduras in the morning. Most of our evening was spent wandering around San Jose trying to find somewhere to print our boarding passes! The hostel we were in was quite new and though very nice, was making massive effort to try and make us feel welcome and have fun. As we were the only people about for a lot of the evening, it mean they were putting all their efforts into it and ...
... Sansa airlines on a single propellor 12 seater plane - the smallest plane we've ever been on. We sat directly behind the pilots and could see the instruments showing the altitude, weather systems and flight path - it was cool but a bit scary considering the atrocious weather. We flew to San Jose and finally got to change our clothes at the Doubletree by Hilton (another freebie with Del's reward points). We had to take all our clothes to the laundry (£18!!!!) as they ...
... into the turquoise water and once again struggled to believe my surroundings. This feeling continued as I spent the next 2 days in paradise snorkelling in 20m visibility, eating monstrous sized Caribbean crustaceans, soaking in the sun and just getting used to the easy living in the company of 16 other awesome travellers from around the globe.
A few days later I found myself on the Pacific side of Costa Rica in Pavones. Home to the second largest left break in the world it was ...
... but everything turned out well in the end. We were paired off so I was staying with one of the Quepos interns, and I definitely felt more comfortable with another English speaker in the house. The family were lovely, and the food they made for us was incredibly varied. We were expecting lots of gallo pinto (a local dish the primarily consists of rice and beans) and tortillas, but we were treated to fish and chips, chinese style chicken and even ...
... back and forth, he found a hotel for me and even paid for it – Barcelo Jan Jose Palacio. I got here around 6:30, famished. It is a very nice luxury hotel, but I actually don’t like it as well as the more quaint ones I’ve been staying in. I gorged myself on the soup and salad bar, plus an Imperial Beer. So tomorrow, which was going to possibly be a Go See the Canal day, is another flying and working day. Oh well. ...
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