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... of animals that are really far away! I’ve uploaded a lot of pictures to give you a feel of the place but we saw sloths, snakes, spiders a toucan, iguanas and a lot of other exotic animals which I had to look up to see what they were!
Our final stop in Costa Rica was in the capital San Jose. It’s not the most inviting place to visit compared to the beautiful rain and cloud forests Costa Rica has but ...
... we glided along the beautifully quiet waters (it was just the 3 of us which made for an unforgettably intimate experience) he told us how his father had been a rice farmer on reclaimed mangrove swamp land until the 1970s, whereupon the eco-conscious Costa Rican government told him that the mangroves should be allowed to grow back and have compensated him in full for loss of earnings ever since, meaning he is comfortably off without doing a days work in 40 ...
We decided since we were feeling better we would go to Raphael's Terrazas Restaurant for dinner. We walked down and caught the bus and managed to get off the bus just up from Raphael's and we walked down to the Restaurant.
Raphael was not there but brother Freddy was there to greet us and bring us our first drink. It seemed to be fairly ...
... small groups of teenagers choreographing and practising dance routines. What was especially pleasing was that they were mixed groups, males and females of all shapes and sizes, all working together and fully engrossed in the task.
Apart from the two museums there is not a lot of interest in San Jose.
After 3 nights we took the shuttle bus to as near to Cerro Lodge as it would go, Crocodile Bridge. This is a ...
... distance from the sea, only up have a huge wave run up and soak us 5 minutes later! The sun was shining so we didn't care too much!
Manuel Antonio park is pretty much the only attraction in the area so we just decided to spend a day here and then head off up some more beaches further north on the pacific coast, hoping we keep finding some more good weather!
Photos possibly to follow if we can load them off the ...