Cabo Blanco

Trip Start Dec 21, 2008
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Trip End Jan 02, 2009


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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Puntarenas,
Saturday, December 27, 2008

Today we headed to Cabo Blanco.  The Cabo Blanco nature reserve was the first national park established in Costa Rica.  A Swedish/Danish couple bought up some farm land and persuaded others to donate land and basically allowed it to return to it's natural state.  The "blanco" or white comes from all the bird droppings on the rocks at the water's edge...nice.

We got there about 10:00 AM and the parking lot was already pretty full.  The park ranger explained, in crystal clear Spanish, that there were two routes, one was circuitous and the other lead down to the beach.  However, the beach trail would take over an hour each way.  Because of the "late" start, we were unlikely to see any animals, but we headed off to see what we could see (kind of like the bear on the mountain).  Here's some pics of our walk...we did not go to the beach, it just didn't seem worth it.
 




On the way back, we stopped at the same restaurant, Delfines de la Luna, that we stopped in on Monday.  This time we had the lobster...and it was much more than the calimari, but again it was a great meal.  I got a picture of the owner and our lunch and a sign so you know what to look for.






Once we were done with lunch, we headed to the beach for a bit and then back home to make dinner.  An interesting thing about Cabuya is the small island off the coast...it's a cemetary.  You can only get out there at low tide and you should time your return otherwise you could get stuck out there until the next low tide.  You can see the island on the left side of this picture.




OH!!!  The ATM is still down. 
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