The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... 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 ...
... water visibility wasn't that great though and the sharks weren't even in the channel today. Luckily though I managed to find the shark ledge that I always find the sharks in and we ended up seeing about 4 or 5 including a massive one too. So I was so happy we saw them. After that we went back in because the water clarity really wasn't that good and I mean it's hard to beat sharks. I spent most of the time ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking