Drake to Uvita

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Crowded boat transport

Leaving Bahia Drake was another challenge of Costa Rican transport…. First there was the collective boat at 07.00 , that took 2 hours because it had to go to a beach far away in the jungle to pick up something like 30 Dutch tourists (and it`s not a big boat!). Then waiting an hour in Sierpe to get the local bus to Palmar. In Palmar nobody could give us a clear answer on how to get to Uvita , so we took a bus to an even more boring town called Cortez to see if there was a transfer there. On the bus we met a nice American couple who were going to Uvita as well. They had just come from Panama city where they were living, and needed to stay in Costa Rica 3 days to renew their visas…not the worst place to be forsed to travel!

So we ended up sitting for hours waiting for The Uvita bus that was delayed (of course).

The costa rican transport...ex-schoolbus..
Getting to Uvita we went straight to the hostel which was first on the list in our Lonely Planet - The Toucan hostel, owned by a couple from Tennessee.
We got there around 2 pm. , and just in time as the sky opened and a classical tropical thunderstorm lasted for the rest of the day.
The hostel was pretty cool for hanging out at least , there’s a large outside area with dozens of hammocks, a couch(super-uncomfortable) and a dining area. One of the cooler things they had was this hammock “cinema” , which is really just 4 hammocks in front of a 20 inch Tv with Dvd-player.

Pretty cool watching movies in your own hammock , although I wish they would have washed those hammocks once-in-a-while(they smelled intensively of other peoples` sweat…)

Our room wasn’t much to speak of, neither was the price(see separate review).
So the things to do in Uvita are limited to : going to the beach , seeing the waterfall, visiting the turtle beach! (the reason I went here) and doing some surfin` on the nice waves.
During the next days we had some good lazy time on the beach….which was what we needed …

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Crowded boat transport
Crowded boat transport
The costa rican transport...ex-sch…
The costa rican transport...ex-sc…
Torunn and the american couple in …
Torunn and the american couple in…
nice to know how many schoolchildr…
nice to know how many schoolchild…
Cosy room in Uvita...
Cosy room in Uvita...
The degradation of the english lan…
The degradation of the english la…
Falling asleep in the hammock in o…
Falling asleep in the hammock in …
the mangroves
the mangroves
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