Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Caribbean Coast

So this last weekend Adam and I drove to the Caribbean Coast. It took about 4 hours to get there and the road was through some really intense mountain, jungle areas. The road was good for part of the way, but than turned to dirt towards the last stretch.

We had received a few recomendations for places to stay but we didn't make any reservations because we were hoping to bargain with people since it is the low season. We ended up at Kasha were the owner was the dad of a friend of a friend. Needless to say he didn't give us a deal. Furthermore he was charging for an all inclusive stay ($75 a night which is spendy here). All inclusive means all of your meals and drinks are included. But here is the ridiculous part, nothing was included, not even breakfast. We stayed there one night and than moved next door to MiraFlora where the lady was super nice. She's been in C.R. for 17 years and was a very nice hostess with fair prices.

We had a great time after we got over getting ripped off. First we went to Playa Chiquita which is north of Punta Uva. This beach is very tranquilo, with very very small waves so you can just hang out in the water for hours, you didn't want to hang on the beach because the sand fleas were horrible. The next beach we went to was in Manzanillo. Manzanillo is at the end of the road travelling south. Here we snorkelled and swam. Snorkelling was really good here. Than we had lunch at Maxi's and started drinking and hung out on the beach some more and than drove to Puerto Viejo. Drinking was a treat because Adam and I have virtually stopped drinking except for special occasions. You have to drink pina coladas on the beach, no way around that!

Puerto Viejo is a surf, party, reggae town. Not much else to add, except very touristy. I'm glad we didn't stay there, but they did have a few good restaurants. We drove back on Sunday. Hopefully we will get back there soon, we had a really good time.

And here are the pictures


erin said...

I finally had a chance to catch up on your goings on. What a great experience, and I am so glad to hear things are going so well. Your place looks amazing and all your mini-break pictures show relaxed, happy faces! You are indeed living life to its fullest.

AquaMomma said...

Love the blog. Check out my son, Todd's.. Wallywanderlust@blogspot. He is in CR til Aug 19th and will check out your advice on things to do and will want to see your band, I am sure. Interested about the haircut as he has curls for the summer but has your cut at school. Please contact him if you have a chance, He missed the USEmbassy 4th?? Thank you. Typical Momma