Hotel Punta Islita
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Outdoor pool
- Adult pool
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... would also explain why it was so damned salty and discoloured.
At least the torturers had the decency to artistically display the squid and fish carcasses on the plates, with random blobs of sauce and shreds of greenery scattered about, resembling a disjointed Picasso painting. Alright, so it wasn't really all that artistic, but I guess that's what passes for fusion food in these parts, and explains ...
... told us that once we go home, we won't be able to eat the fruit because it doesn't compare. I think she's right. At the end of our day, we went to the hot springs under the volcano. So there's a ton of different pools of water and as you go further down the volcano the temperature drops. At the very top there's water slides that are crazy hot and they travel FAST. There are also natural saunas. While we were in the hot springs ...
... of the hotel, a young man approached. His english was better than my spanish. He asked where we were headed and I told him the name of our hotel. He smiled and said, "you're close, that's just around the curve about 100 meters." Ok, I've learned Costa Rican distance needs to have a multiplier so surely he meant 1000 meters. Trying to convert meters to feet in my head, he assured me it 'really, its just around the curve".
With new resolve, we pushed on up the hill to ...
... to control the speed and provide the brakes, we were hooked on from our backs and our bums, and off we went, flying like a bird above the rainforest from one mountain to another… absolutely insane! It was genuinely one of the weirdest feelings I’ve ever had… we were so high above the rainforest and with no control whatsoever. It was so exhilarating, yet at the same time when I reached the middle of the line I did get a little ...
... and tough, but the views were amazing. And, I saw a wild tucan! Score!
Once I finally arrived at the residence, I walked in the dark to the nearest supermarket. This town has a a much better set up for walking. There are some side walks, and everything is much closer together so walking at 6:30 at night is not a problem. I made myself some beans, eggs, potatoes and salad and spent a record breaking $12.00 on my purchases. Off to bed. Sleepy ...