Hotel Pueblo Dorado
Travel Blogs from Tamarindo
... The final 17k of the drive was up a steep, winding gravel track and we didn't get out of 2nd gear it was so bumpy. The area we were heading to is a reserve called Monteverde Cloud Forest and the scenery is beautiful. It's so green and lush; set high on a mountain with a deep valley in a bowl shape. Winds and weather systems from the Pacific and Carribean meet in this bowl creating clouds and mist. We had pretty clear weather during the days we were there so we didn't get to see ...
... I felt so safe!... I mean who of this nice people traveling to such a nice place would be thinking of stealing....... well, *********** learned.
So, I doubt I can keep the blog going. Another computer... I am thinking about it... but who kows when I can get one. Or perhaps, I should learn to do without... or get a cheap tablet instead.
Still, I am trying to adjust... I need another backup, etc etc etc
... get the boat loaded and we head off with the sea flat and calm. About twenty minutes in, the engine make a horrid sound and el capitano powers back before pulling up some floor panels and disappearing down below. After a bit he explains its gone out of balance, easy to fix with the right tools, which he doesn't have, so we jump over board and do some snorkelling. Later that morning, they've sent another boat out to pick us up and after some reloading we're off again, ...
... defeated one of the local 4x4 taxi busses trying to make it
up the hill. But yet again Jambo just took it all in stride and with a hint of
some Traction Control involvement we scrabbled our way to the top in normal 1st
gear. What WILL stop this vehicle? We have yet to find out. Our destination for
that day was the much publicised and apparently much loved Nicoya Peninsula
back on the Pacific coast. Yes, we have been dodging from coast to coast a ...
... finally arrive at the Hotel Bula Bula where I was told to go. The cab driver tries to charge me $37 when we had set the price at $25 before we left. I say no bueno and pay him $25. One lesson I learned is never to put your bags in the trunk due to situations such as these.
Hotel Bula Bula will soon become my favorite hangout. It's where everyone from the town gathers at the end of ...