Christmas Eve travel to Costa Rica
Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
5Trip End Dec 28, 2010
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Where I stayed
Doubletree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas
When we got to San Jose, our smiling driver, Francisco Núñez González, also called Chico, was at the airport waiting to take us to the resort. I like him already. He brought along a young tour guide, even though we didn't expect him to. Chico is really friendly and Andrew, the guide, is full of information about the country. Although we had talked tentatively about using them for transportation for the next few days, we didn't make specific plans. During the hour-and-a-half drive to the resort, we discussed the choices of places to visit and decided on a tour south of the resort on Christmas Day and one north of the resort on Sunday. We'll head to the Jaco area tomorrow
The resort looks okay, not wonderful, but okay. The view off the balcony is of a nice pool and the Pacific Ocean. Very nice. A little disappointed in dinner tonight, but hopefully it will get better. The evening entertainment was more fun then expected. The show tonight was called the Cabaret Show with several dance numbers and an acrobat who walked and rode a unicycle on a tightrope with no net below. An EMT showed up and stood by the side of the stage during the show. Fortunately he wasn't needed tonight. I think the emcee of the program called the acrobat Ninny. He was really much better than I would have expected at a hotel show. He clowned around and had fun surprising the audience with his tricks.