My Christmas Treat

Tomorrow morning early I fly Sansa south to the Palmar Sur Airport south of Uvita and then back north by car to Uvita where I’m doing a repeat visit to the Hotel Cristal Ballena (Hotel site link) on a hill overlooking Uvita’s Whale-watching bay on the Pacific Coast (feature photo & one below). I will not be quite as active as I was on my last trip there: 2019-September 13-21–Cristal Ballena, Uvita (link to my trip gallery). The photos from then will show you what a wonderful place it is to just hang out at the hotel and hike in their private rainforest not to mention all the nearby sights! December-February is the time for Humpback Whales from South America to be there, so I might get to see & photo one! 🙂

I have an Ocean View Room!

And here’s just two of the wildlife I photographed from my room terrace last time . . .

Brown-throated three-toed Sloth just outside my room!
Great Curassow just outside my room!

Tamales in Costa Rica – A Christmas Tradition by Tico Times

Costa Rica Christmas and New Year’s Expressions by Tico Times for those learning Spanish. 🙂

I plan on nightly posts from Uvita beginning tomorrow night, so “stay tuned” to this “Retired in Costa Rica” Blog Channel! 🙂 Celebrating Christmas in Nature!

Wishing you Christmas Treats also!


¡Pura Vida!

7 Replies to “My Christmas Treat”

  1. Merry Christmas, Charlie! Hotel Cristal Ballena with a terrace overlooking the ocean sounds wonderful. I know I would enjoy sitting on the terrace and reading. Take it easy and keep building up your strength.

    1. Thanks Reagan! I’m doing less than usual on these trips and slowly letting my strength build back up. I expect it to be a very relaxing trip with at most a whale-watching boat trip and maybe another waterfall trip. Merry Christmas!

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