Drake to Uvita
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Leaving Bahia Drake was another challenge of Costa Rican transportâ€¦. 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 visasâ€¦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).
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 , thereâ€™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 â€ścinemaâ€ť , 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` sweatâ€¦)
Our room wasnâ€™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 beachâ€¦.which was what we needed â€¦