Travel Blogs from Cocles
... us. Smiles are big and warm here, and hugs are given freely. Even the stray dogs seem genuinely happy! Keeping with our desire to spend enough time in each place we go to settle in a bit (and save money!) we rented a house for 3 weeks. Our transition to living abroad has likely been textbook in terms of emotions, from elation to exhaustion to at times wanting to throttle each other, to what feels almost like calm, for the ...
... was the savior of humanity until I went to a Caribbean chocolate farm and saw how it was really done: with a corn grinder, coffee roaster, two bowls and a sixty degree room, which is rare in Costa Rica.
Before I say any more, take a look at this video about making chocolate. It will give you a good general idea of the process. ...
... so there's lots of animal and bug noises at night. It is also really hot here, so we have to cool off in the ocean. We bodysurf a lot. Even the water is warm!
On our third day (today) we went to the Jaguar Rescue Center in Playa Chiquita. The Center is a place where abandoned and injured animals come to be taken care of. It was started by a couple from Europe who moved to Costa Rica in 2004 after ...
... as El Castillo was (and necessary to be able to access the section of protected jungle), we really wanted to spend some time in a very remote area of the jungle. There are a couple of well-established lodges on the river; however they come at a high price! During our research, we found a fairly new lodge which was owned by a Nicaraguan family and it was a much more reasonable price, so we decided to try here. This was named the Grand Hotel River Lodge and I am ...
... monkey was blinded in one eye by hunters. A toucan was there who could not fly, he had been at the centre since he was a baby and had not seen other birds to know that he should be flying and so he just followed the humans around by hopping. There was also a female deer who was very tame and would lick human skin to taste the salt - very strange. The sloths were very cute just hanging in the trees. We all came away wanting to bring someone home with ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed