Then you must have taken the main highway as opposed to the twisty road out of Alajuela which would have taken you through Grecia and Sarchi. Probably wise being two-up, and the road is sometimes in bad condition. How was the fog up there?We rode out of San Jose which was, thankfully, logistically simple. Just ride down Paseo Colon to the park, turn right and keep riding until you see the turn off for Naranjo.
So far so good!
Glad you enjoyed Grano de Oro. I would say it is the crown jewel of B&B type hotels in San Jose.
Great pics! Good-looking AUSWife there too.
Then you must have taken the main highway as opposed to the twisty road out of Alajuela which would have taken you through Grecia and Sarchi. Probably wise being two-up, and the road is sometimes in bad condition. How was the fog up there?
That hotel looks great! I haven’t heard of it before. I will have to try it out with my wife on my next visit.
Great report AusFletch. You guys really know how to live. Whats the food like down there? I travel alot in Mexico and and would like a comparison of the foods. The beer looks like my kind of dark beer, so that's OK.
Food, actually, kinda sucked. You aren't going to see any Costa Rican restaurants springing up in your 'hood anytime soon. There is no comparison to Mexican cuisine but that's hardly fair since Mexico is home to some of the best and most complex foods in the world. We actually, despite the copious drinking, lost weight on the trip. There was a surprising amount of beef but mostly the food was bland and consisted of a protein, pinto gallo (rice cooked in broth and mixed with black beans) and a salad without dressing. Nothing was really seasoned and salt, pepper and hot sauce had to be requested most of the time. We had two good meals - one in Hotel Grano de Oro (scallops and sea bass) and the other (HUGE steaks) at Hotel Linda Vista in El Castillo. We also had some decent, if bland, ceviche in Playa Samara. Other than that, food was just fuel...
VERY nice, AusFletch Sounds like you two had a great time so far. Did you try out the zip line through the forest canopy in the arenal volcano area? So much to do and so little time! WOW- The master suite - Get down with your bad self!! Great pictures by the way. looking forward to more.
I stayed the in a regular room listening to the holler monkeys in Feb. 07 I think. Not quite the photographer you are but ---