Club Del Cielo
Travel Blogs from Jaco
... was a rush to Spanish class. It was a surprise to see how much I still remember from Spanish classes in high school. Obviously, theres no way I can be conversational but its nice to know I still remembered words here and there. Laura, our instructor, taught us that pronunciations of "ll" are different in Argentina or Spain (they use LL as y) versus Costa Rica (where they use it as J) - a bit of a confusion and adjustment to how I normally speak Spanish but ...
... it wasn't exactly put out. Seems it started up again and burned up a section of the adjacent field. No harm, no foul, right?
Crazy times, but just a measure of what kinds of things a mission like Hogar de Vida faces more often that we know. The things we count on, the things we take for granted, are not a part of the world that the brothers and sisters at Hogar de Vida know.
Up early Saturday for a good day's work. Buenos noches! ...
... drinks" with the now packed hostel (as it was a Saturday night). There were some good laughs including a Canadian being absolutely adamant that I was not a Kiwi but an Australian (bear in mind this guy doesn't remember walking with us to the supermarket and back). There was also a bright American who asked Dave what the word for 'drunk' was in New Zealand. "Ahhh...we say drunk as well" said Dave. American: "Oh really? Wow, you guys are so Americanised". Yes ...
... Well we never figured that out, but stadium seats were 3000 colones for in-the-sun seating and 4000 for seats in-the-shade. And for us, shade would have been a requirement, it was hot this afternoon.
Puntarenas has a public beach along the south side of the town and as you can imagine there were a lot vendors selling anything you could imagine for a successful day at the beach. It was interesting, it was picturesque, and we enjoyed walking ...
... dude from Dallas. He was great and the sushi was amazing, probably some of the best sushi I have ever eaten. After dinner we meandered home, it was about 8PM. On our way back to the hostel we walked by a soccer field that had a club team playing, very official with jerseys and everything. We popped in and watched the second half of the game- it was awesome, really felt like we were blending with the local culture. We went to bed and now ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet