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...
creative buildings and
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.