Friday, July 27, 2012

Osa to Quepos

The Sierpe river boat ride was just as fun as it was three days ago; relaxing and invigorating at the same time.

Except on the way back we took a shortcut through mangroves
So cool.

After a few hours of travel (boat-taxi-bus-taxi) I arrived at Natural Pacific Suites (right in between Manuel Antonio and Quepos).  It is way too nice for just me.  It is bigger than our house.  But it is nice to be away from tourists, in more of a residential setting.  It is safe and quiet.

After checking in I took the local bus to Quepos to see what the small town had to offer. 
I immediately got ice cream, because Dos Pinos is the BEST brand of ice cream.  I got cookies and cream as well as combinado (vanilla, strawberry and lemon).  What a combination!
The best beach in Quepos is seen in the distance, being admired by this iguana.
When the owner of the hotel told me that if I wanted to go to the beach in Quepos I would have to pay to cross the river in a boat THIS is not what I was expecting...
Super Pan!  I know we have Wonder Bread but Super Pan sounds way more fun.
This is one thing I do not like about Costa Rica; sometimes it is hard to find local fruit.  Everything seems to be from some other country, which is crazy considering they grow wonderful fruit here like pineapple, mangoes, and bananas.  If plums don't grow here then let's go without them!
This is taken five minutes from my hotel, on the hill right in between two beach towns (Manuel Antonio and Quepos).

1 comment:

  1. So I read that Quepeños are great celebrators of life and seem to make dancing in the streets a local pastime. Did you see any of this? I love dancing in the streets!!!

    What a spectacular hotel. You are going out in style Brady.

    I love the last photo with the beautiful red flower framing the scene. The mangroves look haunting. Way fun.


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