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Travel Blogs from Jaco
Our final day in Costa Rica was spent at Punta Leona, a
resort community on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. There were many wonderful
things about going here instead of heading all the way to Manuel Antonio
National Park. First, the bus ride was only an hour and 20 minutes. Second,
there were both beach and pool options for enjoying the sun. Third, there were
amazing margaritas available as well as full service restaurants and ...
... or the iguana that changed color first, it was hard to tell.
Another activity not to be missed is the Aerial Tram ride at Rain Forest, a 1,000 acre nature reserve. It is a unique experience that delivers views amid dense jungle, so vast allowing one to see hundreds of butterflies and birds swooping through the mass vegetation. It's alfresco as it can get.
Meanwhile, if you enjoy the aerial tram, the canopy tour is even more spectacular. ...
... of days so this is a big change of pace for us.
Jaco (pronounced 'haco'- j sounds like h, e sounds like a, z sounds like s, v sounds like b, etc etc- the "v sounds like b rule" has largely rechristened me as Bic or BBB- Big Bad Bic) has a large American ex-pat community along with a plethora of tour offices and souvenir shops, so it's not exactly an authentic Costa Rican experience but it has the infrastructure we're looking for. In addition to ...
... La Corona, ducking beneath passionfruit vines, squelching between chicken coops, weaving beneath papaya trees and tall, strident sugar cane, i see a wiser, more diverse approach to produce and self sufficiency. They can't and wont let it happen again. Talking to the farmer, a quiet, twinkly eyed campesino called Diego, I quickly assess that as Nicaragua's number one export, standing in this very field we are on the frontline of a highly political, economic and ...
... in the mid 80's. The trip to Tortuga took around an hour and a half I had no watch so just a guess.
The island plays host to at least three other companies with each having their own private areas with outdoor bar and kitchens. When we got there the area was simple picnic tables under some trees. When we got back from snorkeling it had transformed into a tropical dinning room complete with linen table cloths and napkins ready for ...