Costa Rica
Punta Cocles

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10 travelers at this place:

  • Day104

    Machetengauner & Animal Rescue Center

    December 13, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Wir sind in Costa Rica angekommen. Der Tropensturm der letzten Tage hat eine menge Chaos angerichtet. Neben Erdrutschen und umgestürzten Bäumen, hat es vor allem am Strand eine Menge "Güsel" und Holz angeschwemmt. Puerto Viejo eigentlich ein lebendiges Städtchen, erwacht nun langsam wieder zum Leben. Eigentlich wollten wir gestern in den Nationalpark Manzanillo um ein wenig das Wildlife von Costa Rica zu erkunden. Nachdem wir den ersten Viewpoint passiert hatten, dann aber der Schock. Maskierte Männer mit Macheten und Sturmmasken haben direkt vor uns ein betagtes französisches Paar ausgeraubt. Wären wir eine Minute früher vom Viewpoint weitergelaufen, hätte es wohl uns erwischt, zumal ich mein Sackmesser in unserem Appartement vergessen hatte.

    Am nächsten Tag wollten wir auf Nummer sicher gehen und sind ins Auffangzentrum für verletzte Tiere gegangen. 350 Tiere werden pro Jahr dort eingeliefert, mit dem Ziel, diese wieder auszuwildern. Es war sehr interessant zu sehen wie sich die Volunteere aus aller Welt den Tieren annehmen. Katrin wäre auch gleich ins Programm eingestiegen, aber die Mindestdauer beträgt einen Monat. Wir konnten Faultieren, Affen, Tukane und vieles mehr bestaunen.
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  • Day38

    The world's smallest pasta!!

    February 9, 2017 in Costa Rica

    I am STARVING so imagine my horror when the attached was delivered! Good god serve a decent size!

    Pottered around in the morning doing washing and going to the post office.

    So hot in my sauna room that had to have a cold shower after my washing chores. Yes a freezing cold shower is a blessing!

    Have been carrying around some postcards for four countries. In Granada they had run out of stamps!
    Our dopey tour guide couldn't manage to locate an open post office. In Guatemala we were told the post offices were closing and that there was nothing to replace them!! Apparently private contractors are going to do it - eventually. I didn't have the strength to question further.

    Then I started looking for some electric bikes I saw the other day. Couldn't find them, hot and time marching on so had a smoothie which is the answer to everything and hired a car which took care of the heat issue and safety as I was by myself. Most of the new tour members were on a day trip and the old members that are left are horrid!

    The whole process to rent the car took an hour and a half - carribean time which is slower that central american time! Missed the jaguar rescue centre tour so drove up and down the coast then settled into an upmarket hotel for a few hours on the beach alternating between a lounge chair and a hammock. Super until the tiny pasta came! So had another smoothie!

    Dropped car off and then had some gelato as no day is complete without gelato and walked along the beach settling into a nice spot right on the beach for an early chicken and fries dinner. Very relaxing. Lots of offers to purchase substances! One guy even had his kids with him!

    Then yes - gelato again! I am on a first name basis with the owner of the shop!

    Tedious group meeting at 7pm then clicky old members of group met up for dinner with other clicky members of group who are no longer on the tour but are following us! Its like high school! Anyway I have avoided the clicky group most of the tour and will continue to do so. The new members of the group are really good though.

    Early night as didn't sleep much last night in my sauna room. Next place we have been told has air conditioning. Yay!
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  • Day17

    Jaguar Rescue Center

    January 2, 2017 in Costa Rica

    I dag har vi varit på en guidad tur där de räddar och tar hand om skadade djur. För att sen släppa ut dem i det vilda igen,

  • Day21

    Playa Chiquita

    January 17 in Costa Rica

    Small, but impressive

    Since I’ve got to seen nearly every beach in the area of Puerto Viejo there was no beach left than Playa Chiquita. It’s a very nice beach though. Like its name Playa Chiquita is pretty small but therefore, one can nearly enjoy to have the whole beach for himself. Mia and I went by bicycle and wondered why we never had come here before. It’s also a nice setting for taking a lots of photos - and with a lots of photos I mean many.

    When we returned I asked Elisabeth, the cleaning lady of our hostel, if she would like to cook together after her shift - She already invited me once to eat from her prepared food the other day. It was a lot of fun and I’m always open to learn some new latin american recipes.

    In the evening we made some music in the living room. Then Jorge, Vicky and I swam to the stranded boat near the hostel and set on top to watch the spangled sky and the colorful lighted beachside. In the night we went out with the whole hostel.

    There are only a few days left in the Lazy Loft..
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