Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... 3 hours or so, spotting peccaries and even a rather sleepy Tapir, tucked away in the vegetation. We saw a troupe of Spider Monkeys, Howlers Monkeys and the more common Capuchins. So now we have seen the 4 different types living in Costa Rica as we have already seen the Squirrel Monkeys. The Spider Monkeys are the only ones to have arms longer than their legs.
It was interesting to visit 2 of the 3 Ranger Stations, Sirena and San Pedrillo. Their function is not ...
... as our guide.
Then we picked up a second pair- a couple from the Netherlands- and headed to the island.. which we couldn't really see in the rain clouds. As we got closer, we saw how beautiful and lush it was. Out of nowhere a scuba diving boat jets past and goes way ahead.. The divers all looked so sleek and cool, in contrast to the flabby white people with dingy snorkeling gear on our boat... hah.
We snorkeled in 2 sites. ...
... 8211; leave them and they will grow quite happily. You have 3 days to get them off otherwise you risk infection. Unlike at home they aren’t disease carrying ticks though. I’d Bushmanned myself up (that’s plastic-melting 80% DEET for those not in Australia) so fared quite well. Willem was our ‘tick-magnet’ and was constantly picking them off his legs poor thing.
We eventually strolled out of the forest and onto the Sirena airstrip ...
... people waiting, drinking coffee (we have yet to have a bad coffee here in Costa Rica) and being force fed '80’s music on the tv. I haven’t heard The Thompson Twins, Bros (!!) or Jimmy Somerville for a very long time – bizarre stuff.
After a couple of hours we were herded into the small boat along with a couple from Holland – it seems that the boats that traverse the river from Sierpe to Drake Bay operate from different ...
... in. Drakes Bay Day Three The lay in did not materialise, just before five thirty we're briskly awoken by what sound like rocks being thrown at the roof of our apartment, tried to ignore it but it got pretty intense so I got up to investigate. The cause of the commotion was a large troupe of white faced monkeys in the large tree overhanging our apartment. They were picking fruit off of the tree, eating the flesh and then dropping the large stone, quite cute to watch, but really, ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking