Hotel Mango Valley
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... to mimic natural forests. Coffee grows on a bush low to the ground, it can grow very well with filtered sunlight, therefore often plantains and other fruit and nut trees are planted among the coffee rows to allow for increased profitability on the farm. This technique also provides necessary habitat for birds and limits erosion of the soil. The pictures do not do it justice but when looking at hillsides planted in the conventional way, rows on rows of only coffee, ...
... our camp area. One such surprise came early though, when one set of housekeepers decided to hang a washing line behind camp. They managed to disturb some bats nesting there, which flew out at them; unfortunately they drew the blood of one of the venturers and as we didn't know if it was a scratch or a bite, there was a (tiny) risk of rabies. After treatment from Kelly and a MEDREP to Fieldbase, Tavo accompanied him to the mainland for a rabies jab, to make 100% sure! During our ...
... difference was really noticeable even though it was only about an hours drive. For lunch we went to a really cool taco bar and I had their 'famous' fish taco which was really good. I had a fish called Mahi (or dorado) which I don't think I have had before, it was a really tasty and meaty white fish. The rainforest was really beautiful but we hardly saw any wildlife! You could hear so many birds but there was such dense foliage that they ...
... the risk of sounding mean, I guess it doesn't matter how much **** gets dumped on an already ****** city.
Finding a balcony cafe, I settle in and watch the Friday evening foot traffic. A long queue at a bank machine snakes around a corner, street vendors selling all sorts of random goods from socks to plastic spoons scatter when the alarm goes up of the police approaching, ...
... blisters (from wet feet during corcovado hike a few days previous) and the hiking shoes I was wearing again. (I decided to give these away the next day). We had lunch in Monteverde at a fun large local restaurant/bar (amigos?) and spent the late afternoon viewing the sunset from El sol where we also had a late dinner of fish, rice ,beans, chorizo and salad that had been prepared earlier ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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