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Nothing Like Parrot Bay Village | Ed Waleryszak | February 15, 2008

All made it back home safely. Ice storm in the DC area yesterday and a traffic nightmare. Nothing like Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica. Again, we all enjoyed the trip, the hospitality of both you and Chad and the entire PB staff. The Captains and mates were terrific and were only outdone this trip by the quality of food and service. I will forward some of our pictures soon. Again thanks, regards, and much success in the future. If value can be placed on enthusiasm, dedication and commitment I trust you both will be successful in this endeavor.

Best Regards, Ed Waleryszak

A good place to stay in Costa Rica, Parrot Bay Village

Being from The Great State of Texas I’ve always have a lot to say, not always the nicest, but usually the truth. I’ve been com’in to Costa Rica since the late 1980’s. Anyhow I usually have a couple people with me, weather friends or not at times I’m undecided, but I make my own way around the country stay’in at places I’ve found over the years that I like.

Five years ago I drove all the way down to the end of the longest road in Costa Rica to Puerto Ham-enez gett’in after dark. Now, I don’t drive anymore because after ya done it and ya find out ya could have flew it in 45 minutes well that all ya really gotta know trust me. When I got into Puerto Ham-enez that late day, I made two good finds, one was the ice cold beer in town at Carolina’s Restaurant and the other was follow’in the signs down to Parrot Bay Village, flickin distance out of town.

I met Captain Darren with his very young son, Thomas and his wife Katie pronounced Ku-tay who really runs the show and Capt D just takes everyone fish’in and fixes things. I don’t know how he gets anythin done, usually’s got a beer in one hand and Thomas hang’in on his shirt-tails. Their from New Jersey which is too bad but I don’t hold it agianst’em any more.

Anyhow, we caught a blue marlin the first time I fished with’em and we always release some good eat’in fish into the cooler then gettum’ cooked up at the restaurant. I bring my people down and watch em’ catch their first big fish and we always have a lot of laughs, the cabinas are good’n’ clean and the air conditioning turns down right cold. The fishin’ and wild life er great but the hospitality that Ka’tay and the staff lend to the place have kept me com’in back ten times er’so.

Dennis, South Texas

We arrived in San Jose , Costa Rica in the late evening and were met by the driver arranged by PBV at the International Airport . We were a bit concerned about our connection but he was holding a sign with our name on it and we felt well taken care off. He helped us with our luggage and quickly drove us to our Hotel where we spent a restful night.

We were scheduled for a 8:00 am Nature Air flight so the driver picked us up at 7AM to get to the Pavas airport in time for our flight. It was a spectacular flight over the mountains and the Katie and we saw the many waterfalls, palm heart plantations and forests below. We flew over the Golfo Dulce with views of the Osa Peninsula for a perfect landing at the Puerto Jiménez airstrip. It was just about an hour's flight. We were greeted by the staff from Parrot Bay Village who brought us to the resort. After our check in we enjoyed breakfast at the outdoor restaurant in view of the gulf and beach surrounded by a tropical garden. We had planned a jungle tour to get a feel for the jungle and the wildlife that we had heard so much about.

We left PBV and travelled to Matapalo by 4x4 taxi open to the elements with lovely views of the forests and coastline. We were lucky enough to see monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, a tree sloth, poison dart frogs and a parrot snake, there were also coatis so we had a grand slam day in the jungle. Not to mention the hike to the King Louis waterfall where we relaxed at the pool at the base of this beautiful location.

We checked into our fantastic cabina and we were into our bathing suits and on the beach and soaking in the warm waters of the Golfo Dulce in no time. The kids grabbed the kayaks and paddled the calm waters and saw dolphins in the distance and a turtle surfaced close to shore. Some of our family decided to take the more exciting option of tree climbing the braided roots of the "Cathedral, a massive ficus over 200' tall. The hike is a bit steep and you climb up and through to reach a bell at the top and then you free repel down.

Looking Forward to a return trip.

The Hanlend Family

Totally thrilling and such a challenge.

We returned to PBV to relax and re-group before heading out again to enjoy a sunset guided kayak trip. Our guides from Escondido Trex gave us a 20-minute tour of their gardens and plant life. We paddled our kayaks into the Golfo Dulce and were lucky enough to see dolphins and sea turtles.

We rested on the beach with snacks of fresh fruit and a swim. We paddled the kayaks out once more to watch the sunset. Another wonderful experience was paddling back to the beach and watching the waters light up with bioluminescence.

We were so pleased with the entire day and it was pure heaven to return to Parrot Bay for our gourmet meal and dessert of ice cream covered chocolate brownie. The perfect end to a perfect day.

After a well-deserved nights sleep we woke up to coffee on the deck of the restaurant and another wonderful breakfast. Our adventure today was a fishing charter. We were ushered to the pier at 7AM and boarded our boat.

Fish for Sailfish, Dorado, Marlin and Tuna. Circle Matapalo rock for Roosterfish and snapper. All beverages, lunch and snacks included. Return Parrot Bay Village at 3:30 after an amazing day of offshore fishing. We had the best Pina Colada and margarita at the Bar and relaxed in our cabina (listening to the rain fall) until dinner.

On our last day at PBV we decided to take a guided horseback tour through the rainforest and along the beach. Our guide led us through the rainforest and then through the mangroves where we saw a variety of birds that inhabit the shoreline. We returned to PBV for another fantastic lunch and relaxed before our flight to San Jose.

To the staff at Parrot Bay Village: Thanks for great time.

Marsha & Jerry, Virginia





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