Los Almendros de Ocotal
Travel Blogs from Playa Ocotal
... than some of the normal suites you would see back home. We have a living room with a sitting area, one bedroom with an enormous walk in shower that opens up onto our balcony (a little strange).
After getting settled in we decided to take a walk around the resort to check out the rest of the grounds. We hooked up with Randy again and he put us on a golf cart for a ride around the property. He took us over to the spa and we were given a full tour by a girl ...
... refreshing and powerful. We hiked Cerro Chato which took 4 hours round trip. It is a perfect round lake in the midst of an old cone-shaped volcano. We even had a little spa experience with the little fish that like to nibble your feet. So ticklish. The hike was exerting. They don't believe in switchbacks here...straight up you go. By the time we were done, it was late afternoon so we grabbed dinner in town at a nice ...
... a town and asked the policeman for directions and were soon on our way again. Our hotel was along a 15km unmade track (Costa Rican massage). After checking in we jumped in the pool to relax and quite soon after there was a big rain storm so we evacuated to the jacuzzi which was undercover. Our room overlooked the Arenal volcano whose peak was quite often covered by cloud. The first night there was an enormous storm complete with thunder ...
... me they had given them to him because they said they didn't want me to not get them! Bless. So I have no idea how much we got but I was very happy. Americans and Canadians are awesome for tipping! I asked Julian how much we got after but he said he gave the tips to Guayo. Useless! Snorkelling is so much more tiring then diving though! It's a lot of swimming. Good exercise I guess though! So I was pretty tired at the end of the day and ...
... to let out, which will determine the difficulty of the river that day. Today, the river was a level 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the hardest. The five of us from our G Adventures tour easily had the bestest raft. Anytime we made it through really rough waters, we would all stick our paddles in the air and hit each other's (picture high-fiving with paddles) twice and then slap the water really hard (which created a noise similar to a gunshot). We called it the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking