Travel Blogs from Puntarenas
... Sea side of the country is the wettest area where bananas grow.
In fact Costa Rica exports Bananas, Pineapples and other tropical fruits which grow in abundance here.
Our driver Mr Ron stopped from time to time to pick fruit, flowers etc and Leo would talk about them and pass them around - he certainly knows his stuff !
After about 30 minutes of driving, - some of it on the ...
... br> At that point was so famished, we got back to town and went to the Common Cup (another recommended coffee place). Had a cappuccino frio and a Canteloupe pie yums!
Then rush rush back to the hotel for a super quick shower and got ready for the night hike! Was a couple of hours and fun...it was a pretty quiet night and we didn't get to see that much (a sloth, spiders, green viper, sleeping birds, stick insects, any colonies). No jaguar I'm afraid :)
Day 10 - morning
Temperature: 33 Celsius
Weather: Partly cloudy skies
The Legend of the Seas slowly made its way towards Puntarenas in Costa Rica at 6:00am this morning. I was already up, dressed and ready to leave for my shore excursion and yes…..all of this after seeing the sunrise from behind the mountains at 5:46am!
Being the first ...
... guide managed to find some local insects, lots of colourful birds, some toucans, a sloth, a huuuuuuuge tarantula, a snake and some butterflies. As there was just 4 of us he told us lots of facts about the animals while we were walking. We have done a lot of tours and organized activities since we arrived so I am excited we are heading to the coast tomorrow where we can chill a bit ...
... it dosnt take long to work up a sweat. Its stifling, its not the moderate temperature of low 30s Celcius, but the 400% humidity that kills you. You feel as if youre breathing steam. We wandered the streets of Puntarenas for a time, eventually finding an ATM and withdrawing 10,000 Colones ($20USD).
The town itself isn't particularly special or breathtaking. So before long, we head back to the beach. Its nicer here, the sound and ...