Saturday Jérémy, Lauren (a very recently arrived new expat), Cedo, and I set off to visit the finca. I hadn’t been there in a while so I was interested to see it again. First though, we stopped in Concepción where the government sells food every Saturday. Cedo and I both bought 20 pound bags of rice ($6). They also sell beans and a variety of other food items which I need to investigate at another time.
After the market, we stopped by the dairy cooperative so Cedo could pick up a few things like a large bag of salt for the cows, and then we headed to the finca. It was a very beautiful day. Since we had left fairly early in the morning there were few clouds and the views of Volcan Baru and the mountains were magnificent. I was driving though so I waited to take photos until after we arrived. Don’t worry, there are plenty of photos 😀
By the time we were finished at the farm it was close to lunch time and I was hungry. It wasn’t too hard to talk everyone into driving on to Volcan to visit Burricos, the really good Mexican restaurant on the main street. After lunch, we went on to Cerro Punta. Jérémy probably wouldn’t have another opportunity to see this interesting area, and I am always up for a visit. After that, we visited the Jensen’s Coffee Farm on our way back through Volcan.
We finished our day with a visit to Macho de Monte, one of my very favorite places.
This is only part of the canyon and a spot where I don’t usually go. To see a bit of the real magic of the canyon check out some posts I have written in the past like THIS one, and THIS, and THIS last one. The last one includes some videos by my friend Ryan who actually went down into the canyon and swam in the river. Take a look because it’s really incredible.
After Macho de Monte we took the new cross road over to Dolega, the one with all the steep ups and downs and sharp curves. It would have been easier to go back to the highway but this route was way more interesting.
This was our full Saturday. On Sunday we took off for a few more adventures so that will be coming soon.