Travel Blogs from Tamarindo
... walking on the beach and watching the surfers. It was a relaxing couple of days prior to leaving for home.
I found the meaning of the word Diria to be interesting. Although I can find no substantiation for this we were told at the hotel that they were the original people of Costa Rica, kind of like the Aborigines are to Australia. There were figurines in many places around the hotel which represented the Diria. See photos.
A pretty shaky start of the day since I was getting more and more nervous by a minute. We leave half an hour later than planned, as certain Pedro gets lost in time and space, and make our way towards the river. Me and another 7 locos get dropped off on a way while the rest of the group continue to La Fortuna. We get picked up by the local adventure company (all arranged by our tour leader) - three rafting guides and a driver who claim ...
... words, but it was a taste of things to come.
Ott walked down the 'aisle' of sand outlined by twigs on the beach, proceeded by Iris and Maddie doing a brilliant job of randomly dropping clumps of petals in the general area that Ott would be walking. And then the ceremony began. Then it became clear why the officiator had been asking me the questions about the pronunciation; his english was pretty ropey to say the least. At best all the little jokes Ott had ...
- drove to Puerto Humo via dirt roads via Nicoya - once arriving at Puerto Humo, we got flagged down by a guy wanting to sell us a river trip on the Tempisque River, Palo Verde National Park. - he called his boss who spoke english and told us the price and where to start the trip. Walked through the village, and Tico had a large can of boat fuel on his shoulder. Got on the boat and we set out on a 2 hour boat trip up the Rio Tempisque. Mangrove swamps. Joe and I were the ...
... does become leaving.
As it was a a bit of an unplanned day we really did do a lot of chilling out. Some shopping was in order for the girls, who needed some postcards and in Cori's case a new pair of shoes as she had lost one during one of the boat journeys. We also did some digging and found out that the long bus ride around to Monteverde could also be done on ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking