At happy hour the other night with Nicole and NewlywedsOnABudget, I was verbally attacked for my lame blog handicap-ness :
‘YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED YOUR COSTA RICA POSTS YET! I (we) NEED MORE! HOP TO IT, MISSY, AND ORDER ME ANOTHER BEER WHILE YOU’RE AT IT.’
Ok! Christ. . .
It’s been over a month now and I just figured nobody gave a shit anymore. But since at least one person does… here we go.
AVCRH (A Very Costa Rican Honeymoon) Recaps insofar
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After badass’ing down the rain forest waterfalls, we headed over to our second hotel, Nayara.
Romantic & honeymoon-y isn’t really our thing, but we wound up booking this place anyways for a few reasons :
- Their Honeymoon Adventure package included lots of awesome stuff we already wanted to do, and they’d take care of the booking & transportation.
- Breakfast & dinner included – love going to a meal and not worrying about $
- Their website is pretty and in English – No habla Espanol, remember?
- The digs & the views. Seriously.
- … everything else.
(that’s a gymnast’s handstand – not a yogi’s handstand)
We were greeted with fruit juice and “refreshing” towels that smelled EXACTLY like orange creamsicles when we arrived. I held it over my face for like 40 seconds – head tilted back, maybe making weird noises – until the reception lady cleared her throat and asked if we could proceed with check in.
Nayara Receptionist (w cute accent) : “So we have you checking out on the 22nd…”
Me (w creamsicle towel on top of head) : “Hmmm? No, the 23rd”
NR : hehee… “no, 22nd.”
Me : “Nope. We fly back on the 23rd.”
NR : “Honeymoon package is for 4 nights. 4 nights is check out 22nd.”
Me : “I requested an extra night on top of the package. Please add it now.”
NR : “Ooohhh, so sorry. We’re completely booked!” (tilts head like a dog and smiles like an idiot)
I was convinced we were going to be camping out in the Nayara parking lot, but we found a hotel a little ways down the road that had a room that didn’t cost a quadrillion dollars.
Honeymoon crisis : AVERTED. (with some help from our friends barley & hop)
After letting the vitamin D (I spf’d, obvs) and booze do their work on my blood pressure, we went back to the room and… LOOKIE THERE! A complimentary bottle of champagne was waiting for us.
Welp, better get on that.
BTW – you can buy love. It’s carbonated and is served chilled from a hammock with volcano views.
Up next (in case anybody else, other than Erika cares...) : White water rafting & more gymnast-y type performances…