The adventure continues days 3-5.
In the cloud forest days 6-7.
On the road again. With the cloud forest in our rear view mirror, we bumped down the dusty road to the coast. We pit-stopped at a black sand beach along the Pacific. Juni got his first taste of salty sea (literally- a wave knocked the poor guy down, drenching his clothes and dampening his spirit). Street meat, roadside fruit stands and a giant
(you never know where a sticker will turn up...)
We devoured a breakfast fit for kings, while sipping lattes and coffee overlooking the coffee fields. Ready, set, GO! Once again, we raced the clouds to the volcano peak. We moon-walked the unusual terrain on Irazu's summit, and peered down into the crater. Clouds eerily crept in around us, as Juni played in the volcanic sand. The remaining journey to the coast, through mountainous back roads, farm fields, road construction and endless stretches of banana plantations, was slow going. The rain pittered on the leaves overhead, as we moved into our casa by the sea- Cabinas Punta Uva. We ate supper at a small middle eastern restaurant, while locals lounged on hammocks and smoked weed in the dining room.
Where we stayed:
Orosi Lodge- Orosi
*small, hidden gem!
Cabinas Punta Uva- Puerto Viejo
*rustic cabin, in a beautiful setting
Where we played:
Irazu Volcano National Park
Casa del Sabor- Orosi
Last stop days 10-14.