We’re in Costa Rica!

I’ve wanted to see this country for a long time so I’m excited to be here. We’re in Golfito on the Pacific side, not too far from the Panama Border. This is definitely a beautiful country! On the bus ride we passed amazing trees, lots of rocky rivers and streams, and vegetation so thick it would be difficult to get through.

We’re in a villa overlooking the water and marina and we’re very happy with our accommodations. I will have to take photos and write a bit about it when I have time. So far we’ve just settled in, walked to the supermarket and in town a bit, and had some dinner. We have two more full days here and we are very close to some parks known for their wonderful wildlife, so I’m excited about what is to come.

There are noisy birds that fly overhead and I don’t think they are parrots. They are too big and the calls are different. I think they are wild macaws! I heard they are in this area. How cool is that!

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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14 Responses to We’re in Costa Rica!

  1. Angeline M says:

    It does look beautiful! Have fun!!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    ​The place sounds nice. I’ve been to Costa Rica couple of times, but never Golfito. Did you take a bus from David?
    Looking forward to more photos.

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    • Yes, we took the bus and it was easy (and inexpensive). We heard taking a car across the border can be complicated, and sometimes it’s easier to just let someone else drive.

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      • marica says:

        We have to cross to Costa Rica in January and Golfito sound nice. Is there a direct bus that will take you from David to Golfito? I would appreciate all the input you can give us.

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        • You take a bus to the border, go through the border checkpoints on foot (be sure and read my recent post about the border crossing!!), and then catch another bus to Golfito.
          I would recommend going on to Puerta Jimenez by ferry. We liked it there better and it’s a short boat ride. We’re going back there in a couple weeks so stay tuned for more news.

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  3. I love pics CRWed11 and CRWed14: both are reminiscent of a peacefulness forgotten by time…beautiful!
    Enjoy your stay and be sure to tell us all about it!! 🙂

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Any marked differences, i.e. culture, nature? I like the bus idea. How long is your trip? There are issues as to how long right? David.

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    • It took us 5 hours, door to door – cab to the terminal, maybe an hour in the bus to the border, a while getting through the border crossing and changing money (all went very well, but takes a bit of time). Then, the bus to Golfito was another hour, maybe a bit more, then checking in at our villa (with a talkative manager), and here we were.
      It is different here and I will have to write more about that soon. I thought it would be more the same since we’re not that far from our area in Panama, but there are definite differences.

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  5. Oh, I hope I didn’t miss your post about the differences. I’m anxious to read your comparisons. Did you find the prices to be comparable or higher?

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    • I figured I’d wait until we finished our trip and I gave it a bit of thought before I wrote a comparison post, so stand by. Prices are definitely higher here. We really noticed it in the supermarket.

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