Trogon Lodge San Gerardo de Dota
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from San Gerardo de Dota
... a signal and these people jump up in the middle of meals and rush outside to spot a rare bird.
I don't feel I blend in with this crowd, based on my equipment alone: a tiny point-and-shoot Nikon, a visor instead of a tie-under-the-chin job, and no fleece jacket. Today a pack of French people arrived, looking slightly more chic but same basic template.
We have a small bungalow, three meals a day, numerous places to sit ...
... Most chips here are made with yucca root or plantains... not potatoes. YUM! Plaintain chips are so much better - crispy, no grease, healthier, and just way better flavor.
-We get to chat with travelers from all over the world. I am surprised to learn that most other countries offer free health-care, free college education, and have a lower tax rate than the United States. Hmmmm...no taxation without representation? Surpise, surpise...
The morning was fun with bird watching and a good breakfast. Then we took off for a hike to a waterfall along the Saverge River (cleanest river in the Americas). Hiking through the cloud forest was lovely with great views. The hotel property is interesting in that they have attempted to become ecology minded with recycling and composting. We also see the trout farms along the way and ...
... horses go up and down all the hills. Also the horses do not have bits...just a soft rope around their nose and the reins are one solid rope that the rider holds loosely in the middle. What fun and especially since there was a little colt who kept trying to nurse from one of the mares that was being ridden....see picture. We headed out over the creek and then up into the beautiful hills. It felt like we were in the middle of Bonanza and riding with the Cartwrights ...
... the ones in the fields picking coffee beans. During the harvesting season they bring in workers from Nicaragua and Panama.
Fact -- Costa Rica is the largest exporter of bananas in the world.
Once back on the bus we traveled along Pan American Highway 2 (two lanes) passing through a cloud forest as we continued to climb in elevation. Our destination for the next two nights was Savegre Hotel ...