Travel Blogs from Playa Hermosa
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Jungle Rainforest Hideaway
(British Columbia, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
We were stunned by the natural
beauty we experienced as we first drove up to the property.
We felt like we had stepped into a National Geographic ...
... reasonable 2,300 feet. We followed a river flowing East down the valley, and then South to the sea. These rivers are clean and clear and inviting -- unlike others I had crossed before.
The agricultural economist in me makes industrial plantations and processing plants hard to ignore. Its all I can do to drive by a sugar mill or a rice mill without stopping. When I came to Del Monte's ...
The people are most gracious and happy to see us. It is hard to imagine that many children actually have to quit school to work on pineapple or other agricultural farming to help provide for their families. We were fortunate enough to visit a pineapple plantation. Here the hard working people of this beautiful country work 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Kind of makes working in a cube seem pretty darn swell.
... the dramatic scenery, it really is beautiful. Over the years, it is obvious that the tourist industry has really taken over and driven the prices up sky high. I couldn’t believe it, especially after travelling down from other cheap countries in Central America. The average amount that you would spend on dinner, in one of the tourist towns, is around $20. And that is getting a good deal. Oueff. Steep.
My first stop ...
... were pulling over every car. This is not highly unusual, but they told us that the road was closed.
We decided to follow the long line of cars that seemed to know of a detour. After half an hour, as it became dark, the gravel road through the palm oil plantation became washed out and all the cars ahead of us were turning around. So, we ended up going back to the only ...