La Quinta de Sarapiqui Country Inn
Travel Blogs from Sarapiqui
This morning we left our hotel on foot and walked a short way to the former cacao plantation now called Tirimbina Biological Reserve, where we had a beautiful rainforest walk and learned all about chocolate!
Our hosts for the chocolate portion of the morning were a bright young biologist named Valeria, and her colleague ...
... on a bend in the river, next to the ´devils rapids´ which would have been nature´s way of stopping the pirates in their tracks. How incredible to be stood in the fort, looking out onto the river where the battles of the pirates really took place. We even went into the dank jails where captured pirates languished!
Anyway, back to our trip; we arrived in El Castillo and headed to the beautiful Nena Lodge. We later had a chat to Nena herself who told us ...
... There were some blossoms and some coffee beans still on the plants. Eddie had mentioned the annual harvest goes from roughly November to February.
After wandering around a bit, taking photos, I met Leslie back in the coffee/gift shop. Of course we had to get a couple magnets and a pound of coffee. That made us anxious to get home so we could try the coffee and add the magnets to our refrigerator collection. So ...
... and quick shower and change for an early dinner at 6pm as we were booked onto the night time hike at 6:30. Our guide Alejandro met us with a German volunteer called Jessica. We first took a look at the frog pond. Waiting for us there was a ******* lizard and our first jungle frog -the red-eyed tree frog. We walked over a long and very bouncy suspension bridge into the jungle. All of us had torches as it was pitch black. After walking for about 45 minutes, Alejandro stopped ...
Friday was a very weird day. Erica and I were walking to work, and a car honked at us. We thought nothing of it (Costa Rican men are anything but subtle..) until a clown leaned out the window and started waving and blowing us kisses. We started talking about how awkward it would be if the clown was going to the centre we work at, both pretty doubtful it would actually happen. Then, as we turn the corner to work, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking