Hotel Kokoro Arenal
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Welcome back! I want to give you my first impressions of Costa Rica!
After a three hour drive from San Jose airport we arrived in Arenal which is famous for the large Volcano. We stayed three nights in this beautiful green area. Our accommodation is a simple cabin but the grounds are beautiful and the staff very friendly! We have blue, red …
... hotter than sh&% pools (165 degrees hot) and bars, slides, restaurants...all the touristy cool things. i enjoyed it, but definitely prefer the more low-key local place i went to with la familia. but if you suffer from 'must follow the guide book cuz i'm scared' syndrome, then you may want to check out Baldi.
Now the hanging bridges, although PACKED with tourists was the coolest hike i've ever taken...and that's saying a lot since ...
... more to see and do there- butterflies, reptiles, frogs, and hummingbirds, but we were quite squishy from the rain so opted to go back to the hotel for a hot shower and dry clothes. Right before heading out, Ed saw a coati - a raccoon like creature with a long pointy nose and a long monkey like tail - Paul and I saw many in our honeymoon 18 years ago so we were glad to see one, even if it was eating out ...
... the various jungles we had encountered on this trip, including the great Amazon, Rach was beside herself when she saw her first sloth. I think it went something like this;
'Owwww, heeee’s sooo ugly he is cuuuuute. Owww look at his claws, they’re hugging the tree. Owww I see his face! He’s looking at me! Owwww, I want one!’
... some drinks (Pepsi for me and a Peach drink for Joanne).
While we were waiting for the pizza to be cooked - I explored the area and took pictures. Beside the restaurant were two vehicles and one motorcycle parked. The silver SUV was really cool. I had Joanne take a picture of me with the vehicles. Oh yes, one vehicle must have been in a really bad accident. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kokoro Arenal La Fortuna
Hotel is in a beautiful setting with hot springs that are delightful for soaking. The staff are very kind and helpful. We went to dinner last evening in their open-air restaurant, but there was a glitch: the chief and the one waitress had not shown up for work as scheduled. No problem, the front desk staff person took care of us and we had a wonderful sea bass for dinner. The chef finally arrived; it was a communications problem she said. The waitress never did show. Despite these glitches, which we chalk up to being part of the Costa Rican experience, we had a delightful evening and stay at the hotel.
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