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Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... apartment to make
breakfast. Carmen made “egg riders” which are a tortilla with an egg cracked
into a ring of onion with cheese then sandwiched between another tortilla. She served
them with tomato salsa and cilantro. We cut up fruit and packed things for sandwiches
before heading to the beach. As we drove by Samara beach it had become more
crowded, Carmen decided we should go one more beach down ...
... turtle was laying eggs. We literally stood peering over the hole she had dug watching these ping pong ball type eggs dropping into the hole. It was truly amazing to watch.
We learned that the eggs will take around 60 days to hatch and only 1% will survive to reproduce later in life. They only start laying eggs when they are 20 years old and can live until a hundred. Since the turtle conservation project began they have recorded a tagged turtle returning to the beach for ...
... headed south with the goal of finding the other beaches I had seen on the map the night before. First, I was surprised how hilly (ups an downs) the road had - made it though! to ride it - Had to walk up the bike in some hills but finally, after about 30 minutes, made it to "Playa La Flor" (National Protected Park). They charge C$200.00 / $8.00 US, to foreigners for a 24 hr visit. I spoke to a guy who works there and he gave me some good ideas. He will be my guide.
... and indeed I got off the Playa del Coco. Except... there was nothing!... Just a gate with the nice name of the facility but no taxis!.. no people around, odd... Of course I walked closer, asked questions, walked to the registrations office and I asked for "cheapest" accommodation available. She smiled but understood my point, as she was offering me one "suite" for one $130.00/night HUH!... :)... Anyway I ended up getting a Dorm for two people at ...
... wasn’t exactly sure that it was a quake. While on the beach waiting for the turtle – there were two more quakes which we did not feel at all. We stopped on the way back from the beach on a bridge to look for crocodiles below when there was another quake – this one I did feel but Luis did not. Costa Rica had a very big earthquake here about two to three weeks before we arrived. Playa Samara was the epicenter which I didn’t know until we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool