Surf, sunsets stifling heat and stoners

Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
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Trip End Jun 20, 2013


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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Puntarenas,
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Playa Hermosa (beautiful beach) is indeed beautiful. It is little more than a small stretch of hotels and houses along the coast south of Jaco, the party capital of Costa Rica. It is famous for its surf, which means that it attracts, who would have guessed, surfers.

The guy driving the bus from Monteverde to Playa Hermosa was great and doubled as a nature guide, pointing out birds and howler monkeys and stopping at a bridge to show us the massive crocs that were below in the water. As our driver spoke very little English we could also work on our Spanish, which is coming along just nicely, muchos gracias.

The howler monkeys were a welcome surprise and the first monkeys of our trip. As shown on the photos, the otherwise black male howler monkeys have a very impressive pair of white testicles. This, our guide / driver explained helps to keep the goods cool, something I will definitely use in future lessons on absorbance / reflection of light.

Our room at Playa Hermosa is a windowless loft complete with hammock and view of the surf. As indicated by the title of this entry, coming down from the hills of Monteverde, the temperature steadily increased and by the time we got to our destination, taking our luggage to the top of our house left us sweating like a bunch of hairy bush-pigs, to use an Australian colloquialism.

After lunch the "manager" took over from the very capable guy that had looked after us so far. He was rather unsteady on his legs, had bloodshot eyes and took a while to finish his sentences. To say he took a rather over-relaxed approach to his job is an understatement, but apart from this guy and his medicinal tobacco, Playa Hermosa proved to be a nice little place, complete with scarlet macaws, iguanas around our room and a very impressive surf.
 
Tomorrow to Hacienda Baru, for more nature and mozzie bites.   
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janeneva on

We hebben vanmorgen de tekst gelezen en de fot'd bekeken.Ook nu weer heel bijzonder,vooral de aap met de witte ballen!Heel apart.
Bij ons is het vandaag eindelijk weer een beetje aan het zomeren,ca.16C.Nog veel plezier en tot de volgende keer.Mzl
(vandaag psv-ajax 16.30u lt)

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