Hotel Villas Gaia
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- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Outdoor pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Villas Gaia Playa Tortuga
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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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Villas Gaia Playa Tortuga
Travel Blogs from Playa Tortuga
... this altitude, even with the small electric heater running, Phyllis' little travel thermometer reads just above 50 degrees. Lots of blankets are provided, so no worries.
Our quetzal walk was guided by Jorge Jr., the grandson who seems to manage the place now, who shares his enthusiasm and dedication to quetzals with us. He has developed a support network with nearby farmers who have good quetzal habitat on their land, and contacts them ...
Up the river we proceeded, with the captain throwing on the brakes (?) and backing into the shore, me mildly panicked because Jerry and I have a very bad record of banging into river banks in canoes and tipping over. No problem-this guy was comptent, if impulsive. We saw iguanas, various majestic birds, howler monkeys (they roar), frogs. Lots of wildlife. Occasionally the captain would throw a wet rag ...
... just to stay here for the entire time, a very shocking outcome, since doing so little is rarely stimulating. But that's the beauty of Tabacon - the whole point of it is to do very little of anything, and to simply enjoy the beautiful views and this uniquely beautiful experience. It really doesn't get much better than this, but I can still think of one way - if only we had run into Hugh Hefner while we were at ...
... decided to make the best of it though and showed David a bit of the town. Our new friend adrian helped us out but christina posted pictures and tolled you about the day she left so the end.
Day 2, date still unkown
Today is the day when David and I found our selves on the edge. We left from the comforts of San Jose at casa Yamileth on a journey to Monteverde. We rented a car which showed up at 7 a.m and after around 4 hours of fun driving up ...
... they don't even acknowledge them, don't slow down for pedestrians, and drive very fast. It was a tad frightening. They can get there license when they are 18, but even some of the worst 16 year old drivers I know drive way better than these crazy people. Once we made it to the cake place (which was really a house) we waited in the rain for the cake. Then after we got the cake, the cousin drove us to her family's house and I met a whole slew of people. And ...