Travel Blogs from Playa San Miguel
... it was nice...but cold! A little later there was someone fishing and I really wanted to go and rescue them because he'd just put them in a little bag where they flopped around till they died. It made me really sad! One of them escaped and tried to flop back towards the water but he saw it and put it back. I wanted to run off with the bag but thought he probably wouldn't be too happy with me! As long as he eats them I guess... So yeah that's pretty much it for my day ...
... two young travelers (Meredith and Drew) were so enthralled with the area and the people that they resolved to do what they could to better prepare the next generation. Beginning with 15 students in their apartment, they have grown to some 130 students with an office, a classroom, and currently 17 volunteers (this week.)
As promised, a shuttle bus met us at the new ...
... places we’d been in Costa Rica, as it was hot and dry there, almost reminiscent of home in some ways. We spent our days here taking ourselves for walks and each time we went out we saw something different. We saw a massive oriole snake, that was at least 2.5m long and spider, howler and white faced monkeys. There were also lots of interesting birds, including orioles, trogons, jabirus and roseate spoonbills.
We were in Palo ...
... much of what we learned was about the Mangrove trees which are why this park is protected by the government. Mangrove trees are the only trees able to live in salt water and there are 7 different types that live here along this river. The way that they survive drinking the salt water is that they store the salt in pockets on the outside of their bark and use the rest of the water to grow. My favorite type was the "Walking Trees" which continue to grow roots farther and ...
... we watched the game. This was a big deal since neither of us has experienced such a thing as 'income' since September of last year! In fact, the very next day we had a mishap that was going to cost us exactly $180. The exchange rate between Costa Rican colones and US dollars is 500:1. So to translate a cost into something understandable to us, we cut off the last three digits and then double what is left. Well, we didn’t do the calculation quite ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking