We stayed at Las Lagos Resort our second night in Costa Rica. It cost $145 USD for a Standard Room which included a queen-sized bed, bathroom, TV, AC and a small patio. It reminded me a lot of standard resort rooms in Mexico or Cuba, with that humid, slightly mouldy smell that tends to allows linger.However, the charm of the resort lie not in the bedrooms but in the 15 different thermal pools, one of which had a swim-up bar. Unlike the Mexican and Cuban resorts the pool with the swim-up bar stayed open until 10:00 pm and was heated like our hot tub back in Grande Prairie, Alberta. It was truly glorious. We didn’t realize how genius the design truly was until Chris had to use the restroom. He left the pool and started the climb up the many stairs. After a while I heard a splash that sounded too big to be any ordinary kid, and then, barrelling around the edge of the pool came a wave too big to be from any ordinary child! It was Chris. He had just discovered that instead of walking down all the stairs back to the pool, the entrance to a water slide was adjacent to the stairs and of course the most direct, fastest and most enjoyable way back to the bar was…the water slide.