Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat
Travel Blogs from Alajuela
... He is originally from South Carolina and has a delightful accent. They share stories of living in Costa Rica and what drew them here.
Julian takes us to a local bar Mono Verde (Green Monkey) owned by his friend. We have an amazing time. A few local beers for Jake and Julian, vodka soda for me and some whipped cream shots on the house - oh boy. The bar has a great atmosphere and they play songs we request. ...
Bye bye, Drake Bay! Helloo, Central Valley.
We checked out early in the morning to take the 7:15am boat to Sierpe (again, boats leave from Drake Bay to Sierpe twice a day). This time the captain took a mini detour and went through mangroves. It was pretty neat! Reminded me of the mangroves in Australia.
Once we got to Las Vegas Restaurant in Sierpe, Pedro the driver fetched us ...
... back here and do your bit'. The other boys thought it hilarious and said things like 'you been smashed man' completely taking the **** out of him. Peer pressure at its best. I had to smile.
On Wednesday we went to a private club for public servants on the outskirts of San Jose at Garrita. Our neighbour, Rosio, invited us as Morgs has made firm friends with her son, Gabriel. They are typical of how families live here. The house was ...
... it was a 1km hike up a very bumpy and dusty road. At this point
we were both quite tired and definitely very sweaty from the jam packed bus
ride so we waited to hitch-hike with someone up the road as the locals
recommended. A guy on a bicycle luckily felt some sympathy for us so he cycled
up to call his friend who had a car and we ended up paying about £2.50 for the
one kilometre ride – it was definitely worth it!!
We couldn't see much of ...
The urban jungle to be specific.
Exiting the tranquil, safe haven of the airport terminal I was thrown into the Lion's den, being harassed by pushy hawkers and hustlers. If you don't know what I'm talking about: these are taxi drivers trying to make a coin in a fierce competitive environment.
After a few smile-and-wave-off manoeuvres, I finally found the bus stop to San Jose. Every taxi driver tries to convince you the bus stop is either to far away to walk ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking