Playa Grande Park Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Banquet room
- Breakfast Available
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Travel Blogs from Playa Grande
... so didn't really want to check it out. but as i was following a big iguana through the jungle there, i stumbled across it. and it's beautiful. the animals have a huge amount of space...like 1/2 acre forest per species and they feed and apply medicines when needed. well, by "they" i mean one guy/caretaker. he has been working there for years and the animals all recognize him, so he handles them as if they are all domesticated. he kept asking me if i ...
... great and the waves were perfect for learning. Overall a very fun new experience, but I don't think any of us are going to give up skiing for surfing yet!
One of the neat things about Playa Grande was that it was full of expats and interesting people from all over the world. One of our surfing teachers was from France who spent the winters in Costa Rica and headed back to France during the summer to work at her family's restaurant. The owner of our inn was from the US, had taught ...
... We hired a guide to take us through the lush forest and get as close to the cone as possible. This place has a great recent history. Up until 1968 the mountain near La Fortuna was nothing special. It was a community for farmers. In 1968 the earth rumbled and cracked with a huge explosion. Months later, when the dust settled and the sun finally shone through the ash there was a 1600m volcano standing where before there had been just fields. ...
... I got her to fix the other ones and this time got her boyfriend to explain exactly what I wanted. I also got her to make an orange one for Laura's birthday tomorrow so god knows how they're all going to turn out. So yeah that was a pretty unexciting day, sorry! Day 47: Today I was in the actual shop in Coco's which is definitely better than villa sol as you have something to do. Although to be fair villa sol is great when you have reading to do. ...
... coffee, which was great. We made it back over to Bula Bula where the boat would pick us up for the Estuary tour.
It was a nice change of pace from surfing and other activities to cruise in a boat keeping an eye out for anything we might see. We saw some blue herons as we went along. For part of the trip we got out of the boat and actually went into the forest areas to try to find the monkeys. After ...