Barcelo Tambor Beach
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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Costa Rica has a reputation for being more expensive, so Josh and I decided to do a week of volunteer work on a local farm to 'massage' the budget. We found this opportunity through a website called workaway.info and got connected with the owner of Finca Paraiso (Paradise Farm), Steve, in Tambor, Costa Rica. The agreement entails 4-5 hours of work per day per person in exchange for a roof over our head ...
... the Pan American Highway for a good part of the way but after about 45 minutes we joined the back end of a traffic jam. Our guide did a good job of telling us about the history, geography and economy of Costa Rica but after about 40 minutes he was beginning to repeat himself. We hadn't moved an inch and after a few phone calls to his office and the highway police, he informed us that the locals had gone on strike ...
... make their living as fishermen. At low tide, their boats are completely stranded on the rocks. While enjoying morning coffee, I heard some rustle of palm branches down by the beach. It was a family of monkeys, 7 in all, making their way through the property. They were in no hurry, and 2 of the females had babies on their backs. They moved slowly and precisely from tree to tree, eventually moving off the property, and out of sight. They often take refuge in what are called ...
... a block away from a beautiful beach, where you can sit out on your upstairs balcony, hammock it up, while looking out over said ocean or continue to chill while having creative project meetings in your own pretty pool: do you really need a taxi to go far? We did end up going a decent distance though. It was a must to see the local waterfall that Montezuma is ...
... bags on the bus and told us to get them after the ferry had landed in Puntarenas. Crisis averted. We did have to then go and buy our ferry ticket but that was not a problem.
Got on the ferry and the outside seats in the shade were all occupied so we decided to see what the inside seating was like. The seats were comfortable, and we could look at the view from the window and the television was not playing to loud so it was a nice journey once ...