TripAdvisor Reviews Villas Bellavista Escazu
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... see the crater. Fortunately, our luck then turned around. We changed our plans and drove to the nearby La Paz Waterfall Gardens. It is a beautiful park with lots of wildlife, restaurants and of course the falls (or in Spanish "cataratas"). We spent the day holding various butterfly species in a massive emporium, laughing at hilarious spider monkeys posing for cameras and watching jaguars protect their territories from one another. Dane also gave into his crazy ...
... br> Baltimore oriole
Blue gray tanager
Pale bellied woodpecker
Bi colored hawk
Little blue heron
Black throated trogon
... of the bus and after being on the side of a road for about an hour we were well and truly ready to get back onto the nice air-conditioned bus! Thankfully the person they were looking for wasn't on our bus so we were on our way after a bit over an hour.
We made a quick stop in Managua so that the bus could be cleaned and we picked up some lunch at the Tica Bus station, the typical type of meal here in Central America - ...
... for the opportunity to share that, especially in Spanish. Hector and I spent a lot of time praying for the students we talked to, and even got to share our own testimonies with each other over lunch. The rest of the day involved a lot of reading and team bonding and resting. It's amazing how tired you are after 4 hours of sharing in another language! Also had a Spanish lesson with the team, led by Hector of course! Trying to refresh all the long-lost vocab ...
... day. Tico is a word used in Costa Rica to describe local or native. Things here move slow like a turtle and no one is a rush. A fabulous way to live, but very different from pour life style. Tico time means that they think it should take a certain time, but you should double their estimate if you want to really know the time line. We saw coffee, banana, and plantain plantations ...