Hotel Plaza Real
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... and yes, it was well worth while getting up this early to capture it from the near empty top deck.
Landfall at 7.15 am, aboard our van with the border reached an hour later at 8.15 am. Yes, it was a crowded border, duty free shops, ...
... The problem was that I had no idea how to get there. It's within this HUGE national park of San Josť called, Sabana. When I say huge, I mean huge! It used to be the old Costa Rican airport. Anyway, this was the only "address" that was given: Calle 42, Ave 3 What I distinctly remember about CR is that there are two of the same calle numbers on opposite ends of San Josť for some cruel, ungodly reason. ...
... rate of >5% , a thriving NHS and education system and very low income tax (due to the face that the government own the gas and electricity companies and make enough profit from this to fund the state system.) Costa Rica is (according to some survey or other) the happiest country in the world and it is easy to see why. We arrived at a boat stop and caught the water taxi along the canals to our hotel; we were not expecting this! Like the amazon boat trips we've ...
... we didn't) get Valium over the counter in Bolivia.
We got up early the next day to take advantage of the early morning sunshine. Hannah had some trouble sleeping, so she was up to watch a spectacular sunrise over the jungle at 5am with dusty rose and purple skies and silhouetted mountains. We set out at 7am to go to the park and the beaches. At 7.10am, the monsoon kicked in - 7 hours early. The beaches would be empty and the park animals ...
... to hold a toucan :) a butterfly room, hummingbird sanctuary, snakes, frogs, cattle, horses & the cat family as well as some monkeys. We had lunch here which was an all you can eat buffet with both western & Costa Rican food nom nom! Then we went onto the waterfalls, there are 2 of them, both well preserved with the nature surrounding them. They were both stunning & you can definitely see where & why Jurassic park was filmed here :) a great if long day out at 12 hours woooo ...
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