Last weekend I went to Monteverde, I left Friday & came back Sunday, too short!!!!!! I had such an amazing time hiking in Santa Elena & Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserves. The tracks are well maintained & if you´re lucky enough & quiet enough you´ll get to see some amazing animals; I saw one friendly deer, a whole family of monkeys, really weird insects & lots of colorful tiny birds.
Tomorrow, August 15th, we celebrate Mother’s Day in Costa Rica. This is such an important date for the Ticos and it´s an official holiday!
To celebrate this event, all the staff of Albee decided to share a typical breakfast: the famous "Gallo Pinto" accompanied with eggs, cheese, avocado, “platanos” and bread… Delicious!
This is the part of the year I like more as my hometown is celebrating another anniversary!
I like to watch all the activities during these days, the “gigantes” dancing in the streets, the main square full of people, the fair, but the thing everyone enjoys is the parade specially because it passes in the corner of my house.
I just want to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTIGUA! From a proudly Antigueño!
Julio - Travel designer at Albee Adventures.
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.
As 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.
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…