We missed the Ferry !!!! - Gosh Darn it !
Trip Start Mar 08, 2005
5Trip End Mar 15, 2005
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So, add another 3 hours to our journey: 3 hours to wait for the ferry + 1.5 hours on the ferry + 0.5 hours to get to hotel.
Atleast we're in Puntarenas AND we can finally see the Pacific Ocean!!! Technically it's the Golfo de Nicoya but it's water and beach and GORGEOUS! Brendan and I used our time wisely - we explored. Funnily enough, 2 hours was enough to see the entire area :)
Puntarenas is a quaint little beach town - obviously geared towards backpackers and travelers keeen to sit and drink by the beach. Unlike in Montezuma, the buisnesses in this town were run by native Costa Ricans - and our rusty Spanish skills did not allow for very good communication
The kids from the bus eagerly whipped off all their clothes and rushed into the ocean as fast as the could. Most of the couples ate whatever food they could find at the nearby convinience stores and sat on the stone benches scattered liberaly along the beach. Brendan and I played in the sand and watched a serious game of soccer that was taking place at the beach - a mix of locals and tourists. We should've brought the frisbee.
This was our first chance to stand in Costa Rican sand : so fine, so dark, really really nice!!! But it stays on you - forever! And gets into everything :)
The sunset was amazing - what a treat! Good thing we missed that ferry :) Hehehe