Barcelo Tambor Beach
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Costa Rica has a reputation for being more expensive, so Josh and I decided to do a week of volunteer work on a local farm to 'massage' the budget. We found this opportunity through a website called workaway.info and got connected with the owner of Finca Paraiso (Paradise Farm), Steve, in Tambor, Costa Rica. The agreement entails 4-5 hours of work per day per person in exchange for a roof over our head ...
Quite by chance as we were sitting at a very nice bakery, I noticed that there seemed to be a nice property with open rooms just across the street. The place was great and Brian negotiated with the owner. The place had direct access to the beach, a nice pool and a nice wooden gazebo type of place to hang out.
The owner was not around but his employees (Minor and Eduardo) were so nice, they gave us ...
... the Pan American Highway for a good part of the way but after about 45 minutes we joined the back end of a traffic jam. Our guide did a good job of telling us about the history, geography and economy of Costa Rica but after about 40 minutes he was beginning to repeat himself. We hadn't moved an inch and after a few phone calls to his office and the highway police, he informed us that the locals had gone on strike ...
... from wiggling mostaches, to colourful furry madness. Butterflies fluttered around too, from small and yellow, through dowdy brown, to large bright green and blue patterned beauties. There were rodents too, not as big as the amazon though and really quite cute, with similar mannerisms to squirrels. Brightly coloured toucans and scarlet macaws swooped overhead and beautiful fluttering hummingbirds and noisy Woody woodpeckers went about their business. Last but not least, howler ...
... best panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as well of the Montezuma River below. After reaching cable eight we spent thirty minutes at the three waterfalls Montezuma is famous for. We swam in the cool pools of water, jumped off rock ledges, and even enjoyed the rope swing they had. In the end it was an amazing adventure filled two hours. You could really tell with the large smiles of the older couples that it was bringing them back into ...