La Quinta de Sarapiqui Country Inn
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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 ...
... stopped, looking up into the trees and hurriedly ushered us forward. Initially, I thought he had spotted a monkey, but it turned out to be a white anteater - an incredibly rare find! We watched the anteater curl its long tail round a branch and sniff around, scouting for a meal. Again, he was so high that we could only see him through binoculars but it was still such a magical thing to see. The guide told us we had good energy to be able to see so much ...
... Anyway, the boat and I get back together and the guide hauls me and the other lady back on. Back at the centre I sit with an ice on my knee for a bit whilst Deb gets changed, hobble to the car and it turns out I can still drive so we head back to the hotel, deb checks out and finds a member of staff to help with the luggage. Reception can't get hold of the local doctors so we make the decision to set off to La Fortuna which is about an hour and a half ...
... of a bathroom. This left me sat in the car awkwardly exchanging smiling glances with the pump man. He eventually gestured in the directions Mum and Dad had disappeared and said "mother y father"? Yes, I answered giving my mandatory eye roll. He smiled and rolled his eyes back at me as if sympathising - just to note that Dad had thanked him for filling up the car in French! When both parents returned Dad noticed that petrol-pump man had an old Land ...
Nobody has ever told me a story which has made me cry before today. After dinner tonight, Marie Elena (my costa rican mama, 70) started to tell me about her husband, who died this year. I can't remember how we started to talk about him, but I'll remember the story forever. Her husband hadn't lived with them for 11 years, instead living with various other women. Marie Elena heard he was ill, so ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking