Another day and another stop on my tour of Costa Rica. This time ti a drier hilly region largely used for cattle farming. The hotel itself, Hacienda Gualchpelin still keeps cattle, but its main source of income is from tourists. The estate covers a large area, so large that it requires a shuttle bus to get around most of it. And there was a bone of contention. Check-in was 2pm, we arrived off the bus at 1 pm, and the last hotel shuttle bus as at 2pm. So obviously we wanted to quickly drop our bags in our rooms, get changed and head out. The guy at reception said he would try and get our rooms ready early. So nothing much could be done than mooch around reception and the pool, and wait for the rooms to become available. Nice pool
But as it turned out "early" check-in was literally one minute before designated check-in of 2pm, so we missed the bus. Even a smiley elephant towel sculpture couldn't make up for that.
Managed to capture a little bit of wildlife on the walk back.