The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... me think of sardines. lol Not because of the smell of the area, just because it is spelled close to the same way - both starting with "sardin".. :)
Once we reached the cottage, we were greeted by the owner whose name is Veronica. She is extremely nice. She showed us around the place and said we could eat all the fruits we wanted that grow on her property - mainly grapefruit for this time of the season. ...
... arrived promptly. We had to wait to check out because the hotel didn't have any electricity. Losing power is apparently quite common which is why were were told to bring flashlights. Good thing as we did need them on several occasions.
By 11ish, we were on our way by am with visions of the beach paradise to come. I sat up front with the our driver...each helping the other practice Spanish and English. Rob sat in back and ignored us. The first 2 hrs ...
... you can see on their faces that they are holding back the tears, so we’d have to look at the other with a face saying “No! Don’t! Don’t cry!” Hahahahahahah. A-mazing. Bless her. A strict instructor, who could have been lost in translation a little bit, was giving Sal some grief. Although for a beginner, she was actually doing really well, so it didn’t really make much sense why he was shouting at her stuff like ...
... all I saw 6 planes come and go all in the same fashion with no signage of low flying aircraft anywhere ( health & safety!)
The next part of our journey was a 1.5 hour ferry which would take us on a short cut across the peninsula and a 2 hour drive to Manuel Antonio ( a small but very beautiful national park where we were going so that Del could finally see a sloth).
We stayed just outside Manuel Antonio in a town called Quepos. The Lonely Planet guide said ...
... of giving surf lessons, he has a pretty good idea of when the waves become too challenging for newbies. Luckily, we worked out a time to reschedule so our group will hit the waves again bright and early Friday morning when the tide is low and the waves are less angry. And while those angry waves tossed the surf boards around, the students had a great time swimming in them and then rinsing off in the middle of a tree! Probably ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking