Travel Blogs from Jaco
We last left off last in the city and then went to stay with friends at Finca Saramandai again. We had a great time visiting with Bridget, Fred, Mya and Max. We went to a water type park with lots of different pools and diving boards, although the water was pretty chilly but the kids didn't mind. This park, called "the eye of the water" or …
praying mantis and getgos
Maia found a praying mantis last week, they are rather large in size... very interesting creatures... she put it on Sydney's head and of course Miranda then wanted a turn to have it on her head! I was happy to just look at it from a bit of a distance :)
Tonight we found a getgo (lizard) in our bedroom on the wall …
... Oh well, it is nice and warm outside and the surroundings are quite lovely.
After my swim, I decided to explore the area while Joanne rested in our room. I walked down the road a bit looking for a chocolate bar (Joanne wanted one). While I was walking, I also decided to check out the beach. The beach is fairly busy (but not overly crowded). The sand is very soft and the water is fairly warm. The scenery is very nice. I enjoyed my walk and then decided to head back to ...
... home by 10:30am.
JIll and I found a roadside cafe to have lunch, typical Arroz con Pollo (chicken & rice) and fresh squeezed pineapple juice. I guess my Spanish isn't very understandable because the gal who worked there (she was the only one working) spoke no English and ended up having to call someone else to arrive by car to come take our order. He was very friendly and accomodating.
After lunch, we picked up the boys again to ...
... fruit....bananas,watermelon and rockmelon..the bananas were incredible....first ones I have have tasted straight from the tree for a long time...the real thing. Local musicians playing while we were given time to shop for souvenirs . Then drive back to ship stopping occasionally to look at different trees etc and pick some different fruits...such as star fruit. Really good tour and a lovely day in Costa ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Catalina Jaco
We like this place so much, we have been here 3 different times since our stay for 3 months in Costa Rica. The family who owns it are wonderful and service is amazing. Amenities include a pool and the hotel is just steps away from the beach with good waves for beginning surfers or for a lovely stroll on the beach. Sunsets are breath taking here as well.
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