Villa Las Tecas
Travel Blogs from Nicoya
to camp. We drove up and down the road to and from neighbouring Manzanillo 4
times and nearly gave up after seeing several places where it was possible to camp
for between 5 & 7 dollars, but all were to say the least scruffy. Basic we
can handle, no problem, if the basics are clean and working. But filthy loos
and showers that look like they have been used as a refuse tip we walk away
from. So finally we ended up at was to be our 18th ...
... looking for the perfect wave! It became a place of speculation by foreigners and wealthy Ticos. Houses and hotels were being built with little regard to the environment, and when the beach lost its "Pendant Azul" status, due to high fecal content in the ocean waters, the local and federal government stepped in to control the expansion in a more eco-friendly way. As of today, the town still has not regained its "Pendant Azul" ...
... one go! That said, I did discover my new favourite Spanish word of the week: "esposas". Its principal meaning is "wives", but it also means handcuffs! ;-) (I'd suggest none of you married boys comment on this post. It's really not worth it ... really ...)
Back up to the mountains next, so bring on a cool breeze and less blinkin mosquitos!
... there, you won't pass. The rivers are too big right now. Go back inland to Nicoya and then Jicaral. Very good advice, though our 50km drive just tripled in distance.
We arrive in Nicoya and meet with a total absence of road signs. We first try winging it and finally stop in a dead-end street. We ask our way to a teenager on a bike: he starts explaining then stops and tells us to follow him instead. We drive behind him (he pedals hard and seems to ...
... available locally and go for between $1-3. Mom got coconut milk and pineapple with yogurt. Alex had apple, banana and strawberries. Josh had . Yum!
Mike attempted to rent two boogie boards, one for him and one for Josh. Choco only had 1 today. The others were at home not making any money. Josh and Dad took turns on it and Alex jumped around in the surf. Kate started getting up on the board after only about 20 ...