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 ...
Highlights: -called my host mom in the airport to say 'hola' and 'see you soon'. She spoke zero English and I speak close to zero Spanish. She obviously caught wind of my nerves, because she kept repeating 'tranquilo' which means 'calm down' ;) That call lasted all of 2 minutes. -arrived in Costa Rica and had to go through customs before getting my bags. First lesson: I am a 'visitante', ...
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 ...
... season tropical forest in the backdrop. Ju gave me a really valuable piece of travel advice before I left: "watch one sunrise and one sunset at each place you visit." In our time in playa hermosa we watched 2 sunrises, 2 sunsets, an epic moon rise, and a moon set. Thanks Ju :) Later that same day we set out to look for the two waterfalls, that everyone who lived in the area said were within a 30min walk of the place we were staying. Perfect! Except that everyone ...