Costa Rica
Hermosa Beach

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day135

    Safe arrival in Costa Rica

    January 19, 2017 in Costa Rica

    We arrived safely in Playa Hermosa on the Pacific shore of Costa Rica the night before last, after a long (21 hour) but smooth journey. Staying in a little villa with great swimming pool (which Solana doesn't want to get out of!), just a few minutes walk from the beach. We've seen many colourful birds, that we're all enjoying trying to identify. We've also seen some large iguanas, butterflies, a stripy squirrel and some monkeys - great to have so much wildlife on our doorstep. Solana also loved the millipede we found in our villa when we returned from (a delicious seafood) dinner last night - until one of us accidentally stepped on it and she was heartbroken... All in all (millipede aside!), a lovely place to recover from our jet lag and start our adventure.Read more

  • Day136

    Playa Hermosa, Pacific coast

    January 20, 2017 in Costa Rica

    We enjoyed our couple of days in Playa Hermosa, supposedly recovering from our jet lag. We're all still waking pretty early but that is actually turning out to be an advantage, as early morning is a nice time to go out wandering/wildlife spotting before it gets too hot. Temperatures here have been in the early 30s. Solana made a little friend who was in the villa next door to us, a 4-year-old Costa Rican girl called Fatima - they could only understand a bit of what each other was saying but still managed to forge a little friendship. It also made me realise that, although I speak some Spanish, it is not even at the level of a 4-year-old!Read more

  • Day12

    Playa Hermosa

    October 5, 2017 in Costa Rica

    We found out that the deluge of rain was a result of Tropical Storm Nate. We tried to drive somewhere to see the damage, but we didn’t get far. The River Tempisque on the way to the airport is very high, almost reaching the bottom of the bridge. Normally there is a drop of about 35 feet from the bottom of the bridge to the river.

    After lunch, the rains were letting up, so we drove to a neighboring town to look around. We had a voucher for a restaurant on the waterfront (received for going to the timeshare presentation), but they were closed at least for several more days to clean up. We were able to exchange the voucher for one at the Hard Rock Café. The beaches are very wild, with rough water, and high tides backing up the rivers. We saw some howler monkeys in the trees—they don’t seem to mind the weather. We talked to an expat who lives nearby, and she said we’d had over 20 inches in the past 48 hours, and the last time there had been this much rain was in 1992. She showed us an internet video of an apartment high-rise collapsing in San Jose.Read more

  • Day159

    Heute sind wir erst mittags zum Strand gefahren ,weil wir gestern ca. 7 Std. Im Rincon de la Vieja gewandert sind. Nachts fingen Andreas die Stiche der Blutfliegen an zu jucken. So ein Stress, mir auch einige, erst hat man Blutpunkte, dann juckende Stellen, massig. Zum Glück konnte eine Frau im Hostel mit Erfahrung uns das sagen, im Wald ist es gefährlich mit Insekten!
    Die Busfahrt 1 Std. Zum Strand Hermosa, der ist schön, zum Glück hatten wir im Schatten auch Liegen umsonst nutzen können, gehörten wohl zum Hotel. Dort wurde auch Massage angeboten aber für 30 Dollar, nicht mein Budget. Aber welch ein Wunder: später kam die junge Frau, wollte meinen Namen wissen und sie heißt Mirna, ihre Tochter in Santa Cruz Vivian und ihr Mann Arturo, sie sind in Nicaragua hinter der Grenze, sie verdient hier gut. Sie bot mir umsonst 10 Min Massage an, welch eine Freude. Ich genoss es sehr, es war viel länger. Am Ende bot ich ihr an ob ich was für sie tun könne, ich könnte für die beten, für ihre Familie solle ich beten, die oft zur Kirche gehen, sie weniger. Später wollte ich ihr doch etwas Geld geben, aber sie meinte mein Gebet wäre viel wertvoller.
    Gestern bat mich mein Spanischlehrer aus Guate. Um Gebet, er hat ein Alkoholproblem.
    Der Strand war schön, aber nicht total krass, aber man konnte sehr gut baden, klares Wasser, harmlose Wellen. Um 5 heimgefahren und im Hostel mit anderen jungen Leuten gequatscht.
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Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa

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