Rio Chirripo Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... monkeys crossing the street on rope strung between two trees. Turns out, this was to stop them getting electrocuted when they crossed on the power lines. There had been some thunder rumbling in the distance for some time and it finally began to gently rain although it didn't take any of the heat out the air. As we were leaving the very expensive supermarket across the road, the heavens finally opened. It was torrential in the ...
... which was interesting but neither of us had seen any other film or TV show the guide got the rest of our group so excited about, so we learned to feign awe and amazement to the extent I'm surprised we weren't talent spotted by Mr Spielberg. The rest of our time in the area was spent visiting the beaches of Malibu, Huntingdon, Laguna and Newport which were all pleasant enough: broad sandy expanses overlooked by vast houses, luxury hotels and manicured golf courses. ...
... Alex and Aurelie) in line for our first bus to San Isidro and were fast friends - both with the same destination in mind. Luckily Alex spoke Spanish so he was able to navigate us towards the bus station in San Isidro - always an adventure when your next bus isn't at the same station. We hopped on that bus which charged us as much for our luggage as it did for ourselves, but still quite cheap and were on route to San Gerard de Rivas. We were starting to worry ...
... the guides prepare us another great dinner. If you don’t enjoy rice and beans, I wouldn’t bother coming to Costa Rica at all. It’s a staple here and has been included in EVERY local dish. Bellies full, we sit by candlelight and ask Olman and Marlin questions about the local culture. The array of inquiries is really interesting and the responses maybe even more so. Both guides being of a younger demographic, I believe their responses may vary greatly from ...
The 19.5km downhill hike awaited us. Because of all the rocks and the rugged terrain, going downhill on Chirripo mountain is not easy. It took us about 2 hours to get back to the base camp. It was exhausting, especially with the sun now up and blazing. At that elevation, there were no trees to cover us. We were back and collapsed in the bunk bed at 8am.
We rested for what seemed like not enough ...