Occidental Grand Papagayo
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOccidental Grand Papagayo Gulf of Papagayo
alittle small but very relaxing resort.
wonderful staff & food.
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... impressed expression which pleased me no end. The van took off and a small 15 minute bus ride down the road the driver pulled in at the most tropical lush 5 star resort. Stuie turned to me and said laughing, "wow I wish we got to stay here" and I loved every second of seeing his face when I said "we do." There were 8 other people on the bus so he had never assumed the stop was for us. Yay!!! Surprise completed. After weeks and weeks of noisy, ...
... It however has lots of little shops for eating, and all walking distance to the Beach.
We did a Mangrove Tour while in Tamarindo and had the opportunity to get out and see some Howler Monkeys and some crocs. This was actually a very nice little tour as it was cool and I enjoyed being on the Water. The tour guide name was also Victor Hugo! How cool is that!
Now, I am really not a bathing in the beach ...
... to the sight of Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk and China Shipping, but one of the most prevalent names on the sides of the containers here was Del Monte....
The massive activity and congestion seemed to go on for ages, but we eventually broke free and after a while more heading north we turned inland and started climbing into the mountains away from the tropical jungle lushness to the tree-covered slopes.
The minivan dropped me in my hotel in Fortuna mid-afernoon and ...
... down with a splash that was definitely meant for us! Not a river you want to swim in, our even dangle your hands over the side of the boat. lol During the ride the boys we're happy to sit with their field guides of local birds and animals so we could give names to the ones we spotted.
This is how I always imagined Costa Rica to be. ...
... this everything was a little bit confusing. Firstly we couldn't find the immigration to exit Nicaragua, eventually we found it (and also the FREE forms - the little scamps must nick whole pads of the forms to sell to unsuspecting tourists) then we had no clue how to enter Costa Rica as there were no signs and we couldn't see immigration. We ended up using our nearly fluent (cough, cough) Spanish with 'Donde esta Costa Rica' as we had no idea of any ...