I wanted to introduce my Mum to Andriana and Roberto, so we drove to their house today. I needed to discuss with Roberto the best possible options for Mum and I to travel to Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean side. Roberto told me that we could take a bus from Santa Maria to San Jose and then from San Jose to Puerto Viejo. After quite a bit of chatting, I mentioned that we would be leaving on Friday, January 25. Roberto quickly suggested that he could drive us to San Jose since he was going there anyway. We gratefully accepted. It will cost us $10 each from San Jose to Puerto Viejo, which is approximately 70 kilometers. Although it's a relatively short distance (on paper), it actually takes about 4 hours to get there because of the poor road conditions. Mum and I had contemplated driving down, but have decided that taking the bus would be an interesting way to travel, and since it's so inexpensive, all the better. We've booked a room at Hotel Pura Vida across from the beach. And we'll be having lunch with Rocío, one of Catalina's friends, which we met at her birthday party when Paul was here. It should be a nice little trip. I've heard so much about the Caribbean side: the food is much spicier and the whole vibe is very different. I can't wait to experience it. Unfortunately, Kevin will have to stay home and take care of the fish, our Bettys and of course, Frankie. Maybe next time, we can go together... but I'm really looking forward to going with my Mum.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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