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!
The first photo in Costa Rica!
The bus stop in Neily, a guy and his little boy, and the bean/tomato/onion salesman taking a break.
I took this while we checked in at the office while waiting for the manager to find his shoes. He says he doesn’t wear them enough and tends to lose them.
It looks like the rain is coming this way.
We saw this amazing butterfly in the road! We tried to rescue it but it kept flying farther away from us, so hopefully it made it to safety on the other side.
We crossed a stream and saw this interesting bird walking around in the water.
The rain cleared as the sun got lower in the sky, making for a very pretty view over the water.
There are some very nice boats parked out there! The manager told us that many come here to escape from hurricane season farther north.
The setting sun is starting to color the sky and the mist and clouds hang over the hills.
We walked down by the water and came across this interesting sight.
An old boat in the water makes for a pretty photo.
Pretty sunset colors are reflected in the water.
We’re walking down the main street of town heading back to our villa.
More interesting boats and a pretty view.
Dusk falls, and the light is almost gone.
A couple guys are still fishing as it gets almost dark.