Margarita Airport Hotel, San Jose
Travel Blogs from Alajuela
... He is originally from South Carolina and has a delightful accent. They share stories of living in Costa Rica and what drew them here.
Julian takes us to a local bar Mono Verde (Green Monkey) owned by his friend. We have an amazing time. A few local beers for Jake and Julian, vodka soda for me and some whipped cream shots on the house - oh boy. The bar has a great atmosphere and they play songs we request. ...
... I don't think we ended up seeing as many animals as we would have, if we chose the tour guide route. Although, it was still a beautiful 3.5 hour hike where we saw the waterfall, the suspension bridge, and an overlook of the Costa Rican mountains. We ended up seeing a white-nosed coati, some bugs (millipede), snake (because we passed by a tour group that had a mega telescope that saw a snake from miles away), and tons and tons of trees.
Bye bye, Drake Bay! Helloo, Central Valley.
We checked out early in the morning to take the 7:15am boat to Sierpe (again, boats leave from Drake Bay to Sierpe twice a day). This time the captain took a mini detour and went through mangroves. It was pretty neat! Reminded me of the mangroves in Australia.
Once we got to Las Vegas Restaurant in Sierpe, Pedro the driver fetched us ...
... crawlies, including 2 tarantulas!
The next day we did a walk through the cloud forest, with our amazing guide from the night before, with whom we had struck a deal that if he didn't find us a Quetzal bird, we wouldn't pay him, and with a group of 8 paying $15 each, he was on a mission and we saw 3 birds!! It was just a beautiful place and so peaceful, and all you could here were birds inc the squeaky gate bird, whose call sounded just like a squeaky ...
... have just saved their money and energy and spent it on beer, or cakes. Also because the road wasn't massive either the coach had to do huge turns which resulted in us technically driving in the direction of said nothingness, rather scary. Eventually as we reached the top we then got buffeted by gale force winds making the journey even safer. Thankfully we arrived in Santa Elena and I managed to find my hostel. I'm clearly going to be spending a lot of money here ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed