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Travel Blogs from Jaco
... like a whale) where I saw a whole bunch of exotic fishes, corals, sea-stars and rock formations. I took some photos and footage of that and I apologize for the shaky camera; it was hard keeping it steady while being rag dolled by the waves. Back on land hours later, we then made for Playa Dominical, a nice little surf paradise. I happily jumped into the ocean, only to be thrown back by the waves; I persisted and started playing ...
... of Carlos) and then taking the passenger ferry (probably an optimistic description of the boat we'll be taking) across the Nicoya Sound to Montezuma. All of this with our luggage, mind you, which we'll then traipse through town to find out hotel, Luz de Mono. [Hey, nothing will beat our 30 minute trek through a small Panamanian town with all of our luggage down dusty potholed roads to the bus station three years ago on Christmas ...
... to fend for themselves. These endangered critters face any number of hazards before and after making a dash for the ocean, and not many survive. Because we're not here at the right time of the year we didn't expect to see this miracle of nature but as we were starting a very early morning walk along Jaco beach, we happened upon a big number of these little dudes as they struggled to find the ocean. They didn't all make it but it was somewhat inspiring effort ...
... t register. But Diego wants to build a farm and harvest his coffee naturally - it matters to him to maintain organic beds of beans and ensure the plants and wildlife around his 5 hectare plantation don't endure the pesticide laced consequences of what is fundamentally a more lucrative option for him and his family. Whats even more interesting to note about fair trade from a western standpoint is this: you dont need to be exclusive on your fair trade produce to reap ...
... as we were at Uvita. By the end of the day we ended up in the pool at the Hostel, with an evening of drinking that followed. By 9am Sunday morning we were on the beach, once again. But like most weekends, this one ended way too soon.
Because we didn't take advantage of exploring the strip of Jaco, I think all of us would be a-okay with returning to this fun filled beach town. A little exploring, surfing, and nightlife sounds good to me!
Until next time!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility