Family getaway in Tamarindo!

Last weekend I went to Tamarindo, one of my favorite beach spots in Costa Rica.

I stood at The Tamarindo Diria. This hotel is definitely part of the Tamarindo history. They started like 3 decades ago (or more?) when Tamarindo was a secluded unknown village of dirt roads and a few wooden houses. Today, this hotel has renewed and grown, and still beating  in the very heart of town.

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Long week-end in Corcovado!

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P1110929As last week-end was longer, we took this opportunity to explore Corcovado National Park, 8 hours away from San Jose. After a night in Puerto Jimenez, the nearest town, we rolled the 2-hours dirt road to the Park with our guide: This was the first part of the adventure!

Once in the National Park, we entered this exuberant rainforest and guess what… It didn’t rain a single second! We could admire this amazing environment quietly, just with the sound of the violent waves, as the pathway stays along the beach.

Nevertheless, as our guide told us, the best way to visit Corcovado National Park is definitively to stay 2 or 3 nights inside and we just regretted not having the time to do so.

 

Johan

Mud bath experience in Rio Perdido

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After the thrilling experiences of the morning, we needed to relax on the afternoon and couldn’t hope a better way than through a mud bath. 

We covered ourselves with this volcanic ground and quietly waited the mud get dry on our skin, sitting on the rock of the river, before diving in the thermal water to rinse ourselves.

There, in this warm water and in the middle of this outstanding nature, we could have stayed all the day long…

Manon,

What an incredible adventure in the Canyon of Rio perdido!

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Last sunday morning in Rio Perdido was definitively unforgettable.

First, we indulged in a tubing journey throughout the canyon of Rio Blanco. Although it was extremely relaxing, we jumped from almost 4 meters high into the river to start the journey: so scary!

Then, we enjoyed a zip-lining experience over the canyon which included some climbing, suspension bridge (the guide were shaking as we passed across) and Tarzan Swing.

I think it was one the most vertiginous experiences in my life as far!

Johan,

 

Excellent experience in Rio Perdido Hotel!

rio perdidoimageBeautiful property you would not expect in the middle of nowhere. They just received a price for architecture achievement or similar, when you walk into the lobby/restaurants you see why.

From the restaurant you have a beautiful view and the surrounding dry forest, which in dry season is not as lush. The building, terraces, and furniture however blend perfectly into the environment. Below the

The entire property is huge, with different trails and signs of where to go and what to do.  restaurant is a pool area, in total they have three pools, all different temperatures and natural thermal waters.

Just a few steps away from the restaurant is a platform, where you have this view into the canyon:

Katrin,

Great surprise in Arenas del mar

upper-level-buildingsI went to see Arenas del Mar and did an extensive site inspection and was positively surprised !

To me all the rooms looked in excellent shape, I also thought the bathrooms looked fine, nothing on the property is run down from the lobby at the parking lot up to the rooms and other facilities. 

Last time I saw this property was when it was fairly new, not many trees had grown....everything I saw now I loved. Arenas del Mar is surrounded by lush vegetation, I saw two sloths and even a baby sloths in the hour i was there, plus monkeys, iguanas and other animals...

Katrin,