Rancho De La Playa
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... a tree about 8 feet from the ground. It was so cute I wanted to reach up and stroke it (obvs I didn't!)
That afternoon we got the boat back to where the bus was waiting to take us back to San Jose. We stayed at the Barcelo Palacio, a nice 5* hotel. It was great to get a full night's sleep. The next morning we went to the gym and played tennis before leaving Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is brilliant. We highly recommend it and will possibly return in future. Pura Vida as the locals ...
... and enjoyed the moon shining on the ocean and the cool breeze. Everyone here in Samara and San Ramon as well are very friendly. I am learning a lot of new words and phrases here and always try to speak in Spanish with Luis’s help in ordering food and drink and in the shops as well. The problem is will I remember it all when I get home!
Back to the hotel where we ordered dessert, limoncello and water to take up to the room with us. The end of a very good ...
... we has a great hike at the volcano, saw lots of old lava flows and got some magnificent views of the peak. Then we headed into town for some lunch (um, we were ****** and opted for some homesickness alleviated burger king) and then continued on to hike down to the 230 ft. Catarata Rio Fortuna (waterfall of the Fortuna River).
The hike was LOCO. It was so crazy steep and there were numerous landslides from the recent rains ...
... to the beach for a swim and got in the car, only to find the battery was flat. Fiorenzo was magnificent - he totally took over, phoned a couple of branches of the car hire company and arranged for a new car to be delivered here between 5 and 6, but warned us that in Costa Rica this might be in the next 2 days!! We walked to the beach and had a swim before going to a bar for drinks and something to ...
... the coast. When I had put together our itinerary, many months before, I had assumed there would be no problem in taking the local bus up the coast road. Subsequently we found that this road was in a terrible condition, impassable to buses and if we wanted to travel by public transport the journey would take over 12 hours. It looked as if we might have to make the first change to the pencilled in itinerary. Then we discovered a company ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet