Costa Rica 2014 Day 4 Monteverde | Hotel Belmar | Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate Tour | La Mansion Inn | Manuel Antonio, Quepos

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woke up to this beautiful view from our room in hotel belmar monteverde. today our plan is to do the don juan coffee and chocolate tour in monteverde then get to our next destination in costa rica: Manuel Antonio, Quepos.

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enjoying our complimentary breakfast in the hotel. such a beautiful view.

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fresh costa rican coffee

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i signed up the don juan coffee and Chocolate tour from our hotel the night before. while we are waiting the tour van to pick us up from our hotel, we walked around our hotel.
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the entrance
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the yoga and juice bar building
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the hot tub which we didnt have time to use.
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hotel lobby
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don juan coffee plantation was only 10 mins away from our hotel
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the machine that separates the coffee beans

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cocoa beans
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cocoa plant
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grinding the cocoa
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cocoa butter
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fresh grind chocolate
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did you know that the light roast actually has more caffeine than dark roast and requires better quality coffee beans. dark roast just means more burned coffee. the light roast coffee carries more taste of the coffee than the darker roasts.
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sugar cane
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after the tour, we got back to our hotel room and enjoyed some freshly brewed monteverde coffee on the balcony which hotel belmar provides 24/7. it’s only a room service call away.
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after our coffee, we took a short cab ride to downtown monteverde. there werent much going on there except for souvenir stores, information centers, and couple restaurants, so we decided to walk back to our hotel.
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we packed our bags and waited for our driver to pick us up and drive us to Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Quepos. i booked the our transportation on http://www.transportation-costarica.com/
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on the way to Manuel Antonio, our driver stopped by a bridge where all the alligators were chillen.
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after 4 hours ride, we finally arrived to our hotel la mansion inn in Manuel Antonio, quepos safely.
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comparing to the last two hotels we stayed at, this hotel wasnt as exciting. still a view of the ocean.
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it was raining out and we were pretty tired to go anywhere. we just ate dinner at our hotel. the hotel’s pretty small, a five star boutique hotel altho it didnt feel like 5 star.
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we got some seafood on rice. lobsters, crabs, clams, squid, mussels, and more
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thats it for day 4 in costa rica. please read other parts of my costa rica trip below:

Costa Rica 2014 Day 3 Arenal – Monteverde | Sky Adventures | Hotel Belmar

Costa Rica 2014 Day 2 Part 2 Arenal – Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort | Tips on Shooting Waterfalls

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