An October 2005 trip
to San Jose by jodellebobelle
Quote: The Costa Ricans, or "Ticos," are the friendliest people you will ever meet. The hearts of those who touched us, will forever remain in our hearts. And I left a piece of me in Costa Rica.
One word: naturistic. From the beautiful teakwood everywhere to the tropical flowers and the bamboo growing right outside your patio. Open-air and well-maintained. The Hilton it's not, but close to simply the way things should be, it is. My favorite part of the whole experience of this place was the solar-powered showers. If it was sunny, you got hot water showers, and if not, well then... welcome to that fastest shower you've ever taken.
But the experience of the whole place is great. It's like staying the middle of the rainforest. You can see the whole valley of San Jose from this place. Walking paths and hidden gazebos line the hillside of this little hideaway. The rooms are cleaned every day and very well. Wake up to the birds each morning, and a well-stocked breakfast of the freshest fruits and breads you will ever eat. The staff is friendly and attentive, and they are currently building more of their great little bungalows, so when visiting the heart of Costa Rica, this is definitely where you'll want to be.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 9, 2005
Attraction | "Zipping Through the Rainforest"
Canopy Tours Through the Rainforest
San Jose, Costa Rica
My heart melts every time I recall this trip to Costa Rica. I went with my church group on my first overseas mission trip. We went into some very remote villages in Puriscal, San Antonio, and others to give out bibles to the people in the villages. We met some beautiful souls and got to share with them how awesome God is. And even when the rain poured down upon us and soaked us to the bone, God brought the people out of the homes and let us share with them. The people there are searching for God, and they loved the bibles we gave them. The landscaping and the views we saw while we walked knocked our socks off. The beautiful foliage and banana trees and the smell of coffee everywhere you go is so telling of how this much greatness in our universe can only be fashioned by two hands, the hands of God.
When visiting Costa Rica, if you just shop and look around, you will truly miss Costa Rica. Get to know the people; they are very receptive, and you learn so much from their culture. It's truly a simple but inspiring culture. Some of these people live in tin houses with dirt floors, but they live with 20 other family members in one house, and that is their wealth, their family. They highly regard family and friends and traditions. We could learn a lot from this culture.
Kimberling City, Missouri