Costa Rica-Feb 8 to 15-Mar 3 to 17

 

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February 8   Playa del Coco, Costa Rica, too much construction, too many billboards

Nice trees but the garbage and the muddy dark sand made the place look dirty.

February 9   Playa Samara is perfect...

Through  Santa Cruz and Nicoya to the warm waters of Samara.

February 10   The neighbouring beach, Playa Carillo is even nicer...

and more natural than Samara.

February 11   We tried to go to Montezuma but the roads took us to Naranjo.

The cattle didn't want us to pass... Even trucks couldn't get across... So we stopped in Playa Naranjo.

February 12   From Playa Naranjo to Atenas. See map

Hilly, and flat, the trees are still the best.

February 13   Spent the day in Atenas with friends and watched the rainbow

or part of a rainbow...  

February 14   Playa Azul, a dangerous neighbourhood?...

One old crock, another old crock and two young ones...

February 15   Through the cloud forest, through Siquirres to Cahuita on the Caribbean coast.

Lush and not too cloudy... Siquirres: good food, watch the ground. Cahuita

 

On the way back to Canada - March 3 to 17

March 3   Back to  Costa Rica, down to Puerto Jimenez...

Squawking parrots

creative buildings and

great sunsets...

March 4   Playa Carbonera, our first abode where walls were not considered essential

our living room our bedroom, with mosquito net our laundry and computer area combo...

March 5   Last day in Playa Carbonera.

We'll miss the beach the pineapples and the bananas

March 6  Depressing sites on our way to Quepos, the large use of pesticides by the...

Palm Oil industry has created super bugs that killed miles of their own palms.

March 7   The natural beauty of Costa Rica...

is always present so is the garbage and the fallen bridges...

March 8 Quepos to Jaco...

Another broken bridge... magnificent beaches our hotel

March 9   Jaco to Tambor

Our 91 Honda waiting for the ferry the bird that showed the way to our destination...

March 10   Tambor to Montezuma and back to Tambor

Montezuma is much more touristic than Tambor...  

March 11   Tambor, where nature is close by.

The neighbour's horse Our lizard didn't move and let me take a picture...

March 12   Tambor to Arenal.

March 13   Arenal by Lake Arenal is a pleasant, quiet little town.

The lake, wind power and so many wires.

March 14   Back to Playa del Coco, by Volcan Arenal.

The volcano, a coati-mundi and a baby boa.

March 15   Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

The Internet is a long way from the hotel we walk by the only barbed-wire house and by the ever present garbage...

March 16   Still in Playas del Coco.

March 17  From Playas del Coco, Costa Rica to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.