Hotel Villas Gaia
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Hotel grounds are nice, pool is big and was very clean. our room was spacious. Breakfast was great. Extremely easy to get to from the highway.
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... a good place. Our landlord called it (we still don't even know the number) and some classical music started to play. Oh I guess that's our ringtone. We handed the phone over to the maintenance guy, Leo, and apparently the signal wasn't great so he started walking around the house with it, again unplugged.
So weird, but I guess that's the reason we are here, to figure out all these anomalies. Guess we'll see what tomorrow brings!
... a voluntary contribution. They have attendants at the doorway to collect your money.
These attendants also may hand you the toilet paper. Some restrooms do not keep it inside. Why, well maybe so you pay? We also ponder if the point of paying to use the restroom is in order to pay the wages of the attendant. Not quite sure.
The restrooms vary in condition, some are ...
... held a boa constrictor around his neck. We also had a taste of old Costa Rica when we saw a mock Costa Rican house, rode on an oxen cart, and tried a (sickly) sweet, hot traditional drink called Tico made from sugar cane. After a delicious lunch buffet including some sweet plantains and more fresh fruit, we headed for the falls. It began to rain again but it was such a fine mist that it kept us cool for our hike but by the end we were soaking wet and ready to ...
... the river is like when it's low and high tide. We also make a stop at this amazing waterfall. We get about of the boat and Jason walks me up the rocks to the top of the waterfall where there is a pool that you can swim in, I'm already wet, so in we go, the water is crystal clear blue and absolutely beautiful. Back in the boat and we continue to twist and turn our way down the river, with Manuel conveniently finding every hole in the water for me to go in first and get soaking wet. It ...
... the gorges and valleys and hid the mountain peaks from our view.
Since we did not see Ojochal and saw little of Uvita, I was not pleased. We would not have wasted our time with this tour had we been given an honest itinerary. I was also disappointed that our so-called "guide" spent most of his time gossiping with our driver rather than teaching us about Costa Rican culture as had been promised. ...