Hotel Castillo del Arenal
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... We then bought a CD of pictures from our trip, and finished the bus ride back to the resort. Details about this farm can be found at http://www.cultourcostarica.com/conteni do/index.php
This was part of our vacation that coming into it, I had the attitude, "whitewater rafting is something we can do at home, so this will probably be the least exciting of our activities", but I'm so glad we did this - the rapids were intense, it was great to see the ...
After a swim, a margarita, and a bit of relaxation, we headed out for dinner. I couldn't resist going into the first souvenir shop we came across. The items inside were actually quite lovely -- hand-carved wooden statues, boxes, puzzles, and mugs. Not much in the way of plastic kitch, thankfully.
Dinner was at a small restaurant on the main road. Quite good and reasonably priced (we think -- we're still figuring out the exchange rate and have yet to get ...
... and (for those of you who care) I managed to complete and submit my thesis corrections last night!
Since all the volunteers were required to meet here at 7.30 this morning, most were here last night. There´s quite a few coming on the conservation trip, with the durations ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months. We had dinner at a, shall we say somewhat ...
... resort, the wedding party made our way over the the wedding venue for a quick run through. Everything was fairly straight forward, so we were off to La Fortuna for rehersal dinner.
Josh and Jenny had picked out a really nice place in town that they had been to before called Don Ruffino's. We were actually suprised how nice and upscale it was for such a relaxed and sleepy little town. We enjoyed a great dinner and then headed back to the ...
... animals of this region, a man with a conviction that all animals have the right to live freely has founded a wild animal rescue center named Tierra Hermosa ("Beautiful land"). Alex Martínez has devoted his life to creating a sanctuary and transitional home for confiscated pets, so that they can re-learn how to live in the wild and then be released. Tierra Hermosa currently has dozens of parakeets and parrots, a young toucan, an affectionate capuchin ...
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- Room service
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