Costa Rica Travel Blog› entry 9 of 10 › view all entries
November 27th, 2007 – by: Missimone
Then up to the Avion Bar which is awesome - one of the best looking bars i have been to. It is the dismantled and reconstructed WW2 plane up on the hill overlooking the bay. With a bar in the cabin and the cockpit still intact. For some beers and some local shots. mmmm. and a stunning sunset over the coast.
The following day is all about the animals. Rob and i head through the rain and take a boat across the lagoon to the entrance of the park. Beating most tourists afraid of the rain so we have the busy busy park to ourselves. We wander along the coast and as the sun comes out so do the white faced monkeys, who play around us and show of the little dexterous fingers and toes for about an hour, coming within arms reach, eating berries, looking for food in leaves, swinging through the vines above the ocean, and cleaning their teeth with a stick.
we wandered on and then explored the rocks for a hidden beach, at one stage laying in a pool with little tropical fish swimming around our tummies and monkeys playing in the jungle edge about 10m away.... perfect. we layed at a little beach, sheltered by a little island, away from everyone and everything. laying for about 10minutes before we realised that there were still sloths above our head in the trees. A mum and little baby. We watched as the baby, so slowly, reached towards his mum, and the mum, so slowly, reach back and take the baby onto her back. Eat some leaves, then, so slowly, climb higher into the canopy... so slowly - this taking about 1 hour. We saw another one on our travels and they just instilled a feeling of tranquility in us.
The following day I explored and relaxed on the beaches with Leah (ok so not good at the reflective alone time) and encountered many more sloths, monkeys, tiny tiny bats, racoons that tried to steal our backpacks, guanate (or something but fondly referred to as the guinea dog), and a massive iguana that suntanned itself with us for 2 hours only 1m away.
I didn`t spend long in Costa Rica, definitely not long enough, but it is expensive and there are those americans i mentioned so not as backpacker friendly.
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