VIP Hotel Playa Negra
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... arrived. We were expecting a regular van to pick us up with 10 other smelly backpackers making their way to east, but no, it was a small Hyundai people mover with only 4 seats in the back, and guess what, no other passengers! With so much room to ourselves, we set the air-conditioning to our liking, reclined the chair and turned on my laptop and watched some movies!! This is the way to travel let me tell you!
Just over 5 hours later we arrived in Puerto Veijo, but this ...
So half way through our Costa Rican adventure and it feels like I haven't done much, but so much has happened at the same time. Really enjoying backpacking life and the people we have met! Though I'm thoroughly looking forward to a proper shower when I get back to New York. And a clothes wash... And some food that's not chicken and rice. Who knew that Costa Ricans love chicken and rice as much as the st Lucians? And here I had thought I'd escaped it... Anyway, enough about chicken ...
We were up early for one last Caribbean fish breakfast and got the bus from the mainland into Costa Rica. The initial plan was to stay a night in Puerto Viejo before moving on again the next day. We checked into a cheap room around lunch time and decided to hire some bicycles and explore the 15kms or so of beaches. Puerto Viejo is a very laid back surf town with a big Caribbean influence. Within the first hour of being there we decided ...
... destination as we didn't want to waste time stuck in San Jose! Eventually our cabbie, juan Carlos, calls up his old school mate and pulls some strings and drives madly and gets us on some random bus to where we want to go! It went a very 'scenic' way, which again involved a lot of mad windy roads! We did make it to quepos, the town you can stay in to access manuel Antonio park in decent time! The hostel was pretty nice, had a pool to cool off in and three resident dogs to have a play ...
... Rick and I have
seen more of their country than they have.
Most Costa Ricans never travel more than 50 miles from home. It is a shame as they have such an amazingly
Well we are on our way out this morning at 8:30 to go on a 2
hour hike in Cahuita National Park and then go snorkeling for another 2.5 hours
in the crystal clear Caribbean!!!!