Villas Eco Arenal
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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So we made it down to Penas Blancas, which is where the border between Nicaragua and Cost Rica is. The place was mobbed with Central Americans,with a few tourists here and there, so we began to make our way through the various stations. Lots of people would approach us trying to sell us stuff that we "needed" for the other side which we ignored, …
At the Costa Rican border... Leaving Nicaragua was fairly uneventful, we had to pay $3 to get out of the country. However it seems it is the last chance to buy a hammock, dolls or a Nicaraguan pen. To exchange currency is another matter. It is done by some dodgy looking gentlemen with massive wads of cash who approach you( or swarm the bus) depending on the border. Usually one speaks for the group and sets the rate, then ...
... t realise because I had fallen asleep, and just presumed the driver would stop and tell us – but then I made the stupid error of presumption. Anyway this border town was a turdhole as you would expect, but in amongst the stares (yes you can stop staring now you know… nope your still staring!) we got a room sorted then set an alarm at 5am to get the hell out of there and to where we wanted to go in the first place.
Not that that was the end of the problems – we ...
... Andre had an excellent beef stew and I had some great tamales. We decided we would come back there in the evening. So after doing nothing all day – we went back to the fair where they were going to have a Rodeo. We met a nice older couple from Saskatchewan (tons of Canadians in Costa Rica) and hung out with them for a bit, had a beer and chatted. Afterwards, Andre wanted to go back to the comedor and have his stew ...
... being in Monteverde is there is a fairly large expat population, so we have met lots of nice families here doing the same thing we are doing. In particular there are two other families with kids at La Creativa who have been here for a while, and they have been a wealth of information and support as we got used to things. We have learned that the weekends can get long and the kids get grouchy if we don't have things planned. If we were ...