Cahuita Travel Blog› entry 30 of 34 › view all entries
This is one of the loveliest beaches we have seen so far with white sand, coconut trees overhanging the beach and NO seaweed!!!. Strangely we weren’t allowed to go swimming in the first ½ a kilometre of the beach...it was fun seeing people being hissed and whistled at, and then chased from the gentle waves by the local national park employees.
We stayed at a ´hotel´ that was...hmmm, lets call it rustic. Arlene wasn’t particularly impressed with the mouse poo that was all over the bed...but it was cheap...and we are tight...and the owner Jose made us laugh. Apparently Jose is known around Cahuita as ´the teacher´. The sign out the front of the hotel even directed us to ask for the teacher upon arrival. It was kinda funny to discover that Jose isn´t actually a teacher himself... he told us he actually makes trousers for a living...but his uncle and brother were both teachers...and there had been teachers in his family for generations...so he took the title as well.
We went on a fantastic walk, and saw some really cool animals...heaps and heaps of monkeys that looked a bit like vampires with fresh red watermelon dripping from some exceptionally prominent fangs. We saw a Sloth that was moving...seriously. A tiny yellow viper...and lots of other smaller and less cool wildlife.