What a fabulous place this is! I haven’t stayed at many upscale resorts in my life but this one is great! I was happy to have a day of not getting on the bus. The grounds are fantastic, rooms are beautiful and people are great. I walked on the beach this morning, picked up some shells 🐚, caught up on the blog, laid in a hammock, sat on my porch, walked on the beach again, swam in the pool, and took pictures to show you.
A little bit about our group – there are 43 people in it, was supposed to be 44 and one lady’s friend had to cancel the day before. Only me and one other woman are solo, and now the one I just mentioned. There are quite a few ladies traveling together, a few younger people, only 11 men and all I’ve talked to are quite nice and pleasant. Everyone is from the states except one lady from Britain, but she lives in the states part time so I’d say she’s pretty much from the states 😊 🇬🇧. She’s traveling with 3 other ladies from Florida. The 4 of them are quite enjoyable and have looked to include me for most meals which is nice of them. ❤️
Our guide is ok, pleasant enough, but doesn’t go out of his way to do anything extra. I asked him about getting a map of Costa Rica to better see where we have traveled and he said no. There are 2 Caravan groups doing the same tour, we just stagger leaving time. The other tour guide has given her group maps marking their route. She’s done some other little things for them too like giving everyone candy, cookie and chocolate from Costa Rica. I’ve met a few people in her group because they were on the same plane as me coming in. They say she is great and always doing something special and talking a lot about the local areas and all. You see, that is what makes a difference in a guide, making the effort to do a little more for your group. I really liked the first lady guide I had for the Grand Canyon. Didn’t at all like the man we had for Yellowstone. And now Fausto. That’s my experience anyway, hoping to not get a man guide again. Ok, I’ve gone on enough about that.
The food – I’m not a big experiment food person, but I have tried new things. There is a lot of rice and beans, called gallo pinto at pretty much every meal. If it’s not gallo pinto, it’s beans and rice or rice and beans 😂. There are always other choices, though they may be similar meal to meal. We’ve always had fruit, mostly watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, and papaya. There are lots of plantains, cassava, tamales, and other local things. All the meals are buffet style without a lot of variety but enough choices to fill you. I’d say the food is not really the focus of the trip.
Now for pictures of this beautiful place……
And some of the beautiful flowers
Some shell treasures. You can take the girl out of Florida but you can’t take the Florida out of the girl.
It’s been great here but we are on the road again early tomorrow. Bags out at 6 am.