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 …
One of the joys of traveling is unplanned day trips. We decided that we needed to see the Pacific coast of Costa Rica before we left the country. So, we planned a trip to Jaco for the day. After having our final breakfast buffet at Casa Luna, we packed up and took interbus to Jaco on some of the windiest and bumpiest roads that we have been on yet. Apparently, you can take interbus pretty much anywhere in Costa Rica for $45.
We arrived in Jaco around noon and to ...
... a secluded beach to snorkel and swim. As we were canoeing, we passed by enormous rocky cliffs with a few little caves in it. The tops of the rocks were covered in trees and greenery in which hundreds of birds gathered. We saw beautiful Scarlet McCaw’s and Pelicans. Ramya was on the trip with me and she not only wore a bikini for the first time in her life but she went in the ocean for the first time, too! Can you imagine? Her parents would kill her if they found out she ...
... so we tried the Jacuzzi by the spa. That was nice. It is so dark up here. We ordered quesadillas and chocolate cake from room service and I tried to sort through some bags to get things packed. We were planning to spend the night before the flight at an airport hotel but now we are considering staying here. We are about 2 hours from the airport and I originally Jym said he doesn’t want to waste our last day at a crummy airport hotel. ...
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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