February 15th, 2004 – by: swhayden
Cobano Ferry, Costa Rica: The upper deck of the ferry to Cobano.
After arriving late last night in San Jose
I am leaving fairly early on a bus to go to the Nicoya Peninsula for a week long guided Sea Kayak tour. I take a bus to Puntarenos and then a ferry to Cobano and then another bus to Tambor
where my sea kayak trip begins. On the bus trip to Puntarenos the bus breaks down and we end up waiting beside the road for a while till another bus comes and volunteers to take us the rest of the way to Puntarenos. (second day in a row having a bus break down) In Puntarenos I go to where the ferry terminal is supposed to be and find out that it is no longer the ferry terminal. There is a guy sleeping on one of the waiting benches and he tries to tell me that the new terminal is about 2 kilometers away and that I have to take a local bus to get there. I eventually get on a local bus and make the ferry connnection just in time. Puntarenos is not the nicest place so it is good to get out of here quickly. The ferry ride across the harbor is very nice. You can ride either inside in air conditioned luxury or outside enjoying the fresh air. It is not too hot today so I do a little bit of both. Once across I get another bus that takes me to the town of Tambor, which is a small town along the coast. The bus is a local bus with not many people on it. I get to Tambor in time to walk around a little bit and enjoy the relaxed little town.