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Travel Blogs from Jaco
The drive to Jaco was not boring to say the least. The roads are quite narrow in some areas and people drive like maniacs. The roads go up and down, this way and that... twisting and turning through the countryside and villages. It's a thrill all on it's own. As you drive, for many parts of the road, you can look over the edge of the pavement and see a steep cliff. It's downright frightening in some areas.
We passed through the area that we had once seen during the stop with ...
... and I planned to do some shopping in Jaco, a bigger beach destination town about 25 minutes away.
Jill even woke up by 8:00am this morning and we were off an hour later. It's been beautiful here, sunny and high's in the mid-80s.
As laid back as Esterillos Oeste is with few tourists that I've seen so far, despite being the high season, Jaco is the opposite with busy streets and loads of people. ...
... and the rest (including ours unfortunately) have implemented a fairly formal check-in, check-out process (how drunk the dudes are seems to dictate how well the process is followed). We had 20-30 guys show up at our complex for a bachelor party weekend. By the end DH had visions of staking these guys out at the tennis court and allowing iguanas to poop on them continuously. I'm really not sure what the right answer is for prostitution but the Jaco model ...
... just to keep local currency. I did not lose my regular wallet. Whew!
Finally, a shout out to George & Donna Sperry for allowing us to spend time at their home in Bejuco. Thanks for following along, and as they say here…Pura Vida.
Something hidden. Go and find it.
Go and look behind the Ranges—
Something lost behind the Ranges.
Lost and waiting for you. Go!
(The Explorer, Rudyard ...
... to rain and it still is Oh goody crazy wet roads where is Mr. Toad! The sleeping experience with all the doors and windows open and the sound of the rain made it wonderful and very soothing. I am up early as usual and ready for the great breakfast (tropical fruit) and the next entry will be from the central Pacific coast.
The driving experience will be something that I will always remember, I thought that the ...