Now to a new venue. Puerto Viejo, Limon, is on the Caribbean coast, near Panama. A laid-back Rasta expat sort of town with Playa Negra, a black sand beach, cool little restaurants and bars and friendly Ticos.
Bill Sedivy, Dave White & I rented a house for a week at Finca Loco Natural, an old banana farm, a 5 minute walk from the beach. Pamela & Carter, our hosts, built 3 rental houses and all were unique open-air structures with creative woodworking and decorating styles.
A lot of hard relaxing was accomplished, balanced by walking, eating, swimming, cervesaing and hiking.
We enjoyed three nights of music and entertainment.
The village of Manzanillo offered Maxi’s for lunch, good snorkelling and jungle-beach hiking.
Cahuita National Park – a sweaty five mile jungle-beach hike. Well worth it for the wildlife viewing, some of it up close & personal – whitefaced monkeys, howler monkeys, kotamundi and a golden eyelashed pit viper!
Costa Rica was a hard place to leave ….17 days went by too fast…hate saying goodbye.