Rancho De La Playa
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... br> We were
hoping to make it to Samara in time for sunset but out hunger got the better of
us and we stopped at a bar restaurant with an outstanding view. We sat on the
porch of the restaurant and looked out over the rolling hills. I was proud to
be able to casually order my meal and drink without having to ask for help and
the waiter understood me the first time. Carmen showed me a new way to enjoy
... rocks with petroglyphs carved into them. As we arrived, a wild horse approached us and followed us as we made our way through the terrain. We split up and read The Creation Story while engulfed in a perfect example of God's glory. After discussing what we learned, we went on a tour through the land and ate fresh oranges right off of a tree. We learned about the indigenous people who lived there hundreds of years ago. We visited their cemeteries and learned ...
... it was great fun even though it was really raining. They said it had rained over 0.5meters overnight and counting. The only way to access the park is via boat (or flying then a short boat trip).
The hotel Evergreen was really nice, a big surprise. It was a number of log cabins surrounded by trees and the water. The meals were buffet style and they were fine. There was a capuchin (white faced monkey) that kept coming at lunch time trying to jump on the buffet table. We ...
... 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.
... But I gave myself enought time to stop at the "mercado" and had my delicious huge soup with an avocado and a COLD ToNa... Oh... Thank you lord!... :)
There was bus this time and we left at 1:15 PM. It was a "primitive" bus ride, through a bumpy road that borders the Ocean. And in a small conversation with some local ladies, someone said, "the bus passes just in front of Playa del Coco... you could get off there..." Hum?... What a GREAT idea ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet