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Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... around small watering holes in their dry pastures, many of the trees
had dropped their leaves for the dry season. A very different side of Costa Rica
We took our time, stopping to walk
around the town of Nicoya. There was a festival going on for the town’s patron
saint. This included a horse parade, people lined the streets with grills and
coolers of beer, music played everywhere, ...
... just 6 of us so we got to spend more time looking through the telescope when there was wildlife to see although our guide wasn't as informative as some of the others so we ear-wigged a bit.
Immediately on starting the walk we saw a three-toed sloth coming down the tree for its weekly poo (they never go on the ground otherwise due to predators). To see it moving so slowly was surreal, it is like watching slow motion. Del was very pleased!
We saw lots of other ...
... talking to him and loading our stuff back into the
car afterwards we could hear the continuous buzz of crop spraying aircraft
spraying the millions of hectares of bananas, by far and away the biggest
agricultural business in the region.
Then it was the short hop to the border with Costa Rica at
Sixaola where the river of the same name marks the actual border between the
two countries. Formalities were quick and easy – just one and a half hours ...
... of eighteen wheelers and rain and very slow progress. The highway here is a two lane road so you pass at your own risk when you can.
We arrived at abuela’s casa around 6:00 p.m. We were glad to see her and her to see us. She had prepared some light bite for dinner but we begged off. We did sit down and enjoy a glass of wine with her and then all Luis wanted to do was have a beer and watch TV for a while. We did that and called it a ...
... since it is rainy season you usually don't get more that 1/2 a day of sun before the downpours start. But it was a nice excuse to get a nap! That night we went out for the most delicious dinner. It was a place that grills all of there food. I got a fish filet and it came with other veggies. It was so yummy! Definitely a place I will go back to. After dinner we met up with pretty much everyone else what was in the small town at a local bar. Since there were so few people in ...