Sunday, August 28, 2011

Costa Rica, August 2011, pt.1 - Montezuma

We grabbed the midnight special out of Denver direct to San Jose on Frontier. It's a painless flight, with the exception of arriving at 5am and having to wait until 10 for our connection to Tambor, on the penninsula Nicoya. The helpful woman at the Sansa desk suggested that we grab the free shuttle to Denny's. My first couple of hours in Costa Rica were spent at Denny's. The Sansa flights were a great way to go - roughly $40 per person each way, and 20 minutes of flight time. There is anoter service, Inter Bus, that we found out about later. Private shuttles that run door to door from San Jose International to your hotel on the coast for $40 each. This would take a little longer, but would save the cab fees on each end. I think we will try this next time.

The landing strip / aeropuerto at Tambor.

Playa Cedros, a short distance north of Montezuma. The surf was pounding the first few days, and a wave later washed through our position on the beach and up on to the road.

Taking the first days of vacation in stride.

The fabeled waterfall of Montezuma. NOTE: you have to wade the river above the first falls to continue on the trail to the upper falls.

On the third day, we hiked the trail through the Cabo Blanco nature reserve o nthe southernmost tip of the penninsula Nicoya. The heat and humidity in the jungle almost killed me (take lots of water, some food, and a soda or something with sugar with you!!). The arduous journey was totally worth it when we got to spend the day o nthe deserted beach at the end. WOW!!

The Cabo Blanco - In the dry season, the little island gets covered by guano and turns white.

Nap time! Thanks EMO - the BEST HAMMOCKS EVER!! And a really good thing to throw in your backpack.

At the Cafe Mediteranean in Montezuma. The night, the moon, fie food, chilled white wine... Muy Romantico!

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