Samasati Nature Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
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Here in the jungle of Costa Rica, is a small seaside town called Puerto Viejo. A backpacker's haven. An expat's romance with the Caribbean Sea and the jungle beyond. Nestled high above is Samasati Nature Retreat, overlooking the rainforest jungle with the crashing waves of the caribbean in the distance and just 20 mins from town. With the most …
... Several restaurants, Pizzerias, Mercados, Tour offices, souvenir shops, bars... all the stuff foreigners like or need are located on both sides of the main road.
The highlight of the day was the walk along Black Beach. Took my shoes off and started a long walk, getting my feet wet and playing with the waves as the came an went trying to get in as much as possible without getting may pants wet. Then, a dark cloud ...
... deep is where's the pretty ****? This isn't much of a snorkeling spot and the water is sill a little cranky so we re-emerge and join Pierre at the shack and have a beer.
Back at the hotel we swim in the pool and hit the all-you-can-eat sushi special at Chile Rojo (even Danilo closes for it!). When we arrive the deal is a little different than we expect. In California all-you-can-eat sushi generally means ...
... sloths, I saw her almost get bitten about 5 times from a sedated sloth today and she ran and got Marcelo because she thought a sloth was going to break it's own arm when actually they have more joints than a normal animal so are really flexible. Not to mention that just because a sloth is in your section doesn't mean that they're going to give you a knife and say "go on you can perform the surgery". Little bit of an over exaggeration but you get me. I think they assume that because ...
... higher than I first thought. I just couldn't move and I knew if I didn't, Craig would probably push me across so I jumped! I nearly cried when I reached the tarmac.
As we arrived in Puerto Viejo, our shuttle driver demanded to know what hostel we were staying at, so we picked one from our bible aka Lonely Planet and hoped for the best, it happened to be right around the corner. This hostel was nice, very nice, and we even got a private room for a little extra. The kitchen ...