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Travel Blogs from Nicoya
... looked and felt much wealthier even if some of their
roads were none too brilliant either. But they sure have a lot of bananas both
sides of the border!
After an hour or so driving inland we finally hit the coast
again at Puerto Viejo, driving onto the edge of the beach just before the town
to make our usual picnic lunch with a nice cold Balboa beer from Panama to wash
it down. There is NO way we could travel overland without our Waeco
... we had arrived at Tamarindo, so we stayed on the bus and it went past the town!! So we waited for 15 minutes, the bus turned around and then dropped us off! The ride was unbearable, the temperature was in the 90F´´s and the road was rough, so we bounced around in the back of the chicken bus the entire trip.
We arrived at our hostel, which was like an oasis in the middle of the town. It had a pool, our own hammock, a ...
A bit of a mixed week in Playa Samara: On the upside, a beautiful spot, a chilled atmosphere, friendly relaxed people, and a good group at the school. On the downside, it was as hot and humid as hell (never my favourite temperature) and I managed to get sunburned AND eaten alive by mozzies and these itty bitty sand fly things in my first few days so spent most of ...
Bused it all the way to Tamarindo, still on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and treated ourselves to a trip on a catamaran - open bar, buffet and snorkeling (or toe dipping for Nik). Enjoyed the sunset and plenty of pina coladas and met more people on honeymoon. No showering for two days though - family of gigantic millipedes living in the ...
... bike so we followed him, hoping to avoid unexpected surprises. Our best wildlife siting of the day was a giant yellow/orange iguana that was the size of a medium-sized dog in someone's front yard. It had to be at least 25lbs. I'm sure it doesn't look that large in the pictures, but it was very impressive.
When we got to town Kate was a little worried because she was an hour late for her surf lesson ...