Bahia Paraiso Rain Forest Lodge
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... s Day card from my dear Barry. Did he have a loving card at his place you may ask? No he did not. He is the thoughtful one. I had never given it a thought prior to the trip and there were no cards available aboard. A lame excuse. Plus, all the Valentine’s cards we bought for our families are on the stair steps at home. I don’t think they will get them in time.
Our excursion today was ...
... flustered, partly because she had not received the booking (no-one looks online) and partly because her other guests were Costa Ricans. She kept explaining in Spanish that it was a very simple, rustic place! It was, basically a shack on the beach, but clean and comfortable with a large bathroom and only a few yards from the sea.
The only negative factor was the presence of a kind of crunchy millipede that seemed to have footpath rights across our floor. ...
It was after the 20 minute orientation that we knew we had to look for another place. First, there were way too many rules and inconveniences. Being environmental and conserving water is good, but the owner telling us he'd be checking our water tanks to make sure we aren't taking too long of showers?? His van being broken and us having to take a taxi back and forth from the beach ($6 one way)?? The tours, ...
... kind of works. Stroll into 'town' for a nose around, this is really remote. The book does say only intrepid travellers get this far and that seems about right. There are a few restaurants and a supermarket but not much else, plus the supermarket is basic to say the least. We have a beer and pick up a few essential supplies before a lazy afternoon sat in the garden where you can see, Macaws (they always seem to fly in pairs), toucans, monkeys, sloths, etc, etc. Tea was a stroll ...
The road was very bumpy but we did stop frequently along the way. Randall is an expert on local herbs particularly those that are used for medicinal purposes. For example, he showed us particular palm tree leaves used to create mosquito repellant and suntan lotions...interesting. In fact, most of what he stopped and showed us we would have never seen on our own so having our own personal guide was a great idea.
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