Costa Rica, going to Jaco

I was in Quepos under orders to take a rest day. I spent the evening there doing pretty much nothing, but woke up early the next morning feeling much better. By 7AM it was clear that I wasn’t getting back to sleep, and I could not see spending a day lounging around. I was anxious to get back on the bike and figured if I really did need a day off, I could rest at the next destination.

It wasn’t long before I found myself peddling past miles and miles of palm trees.

I was getting tired and thirsty, so I was happy to see this ahead. When I got close though, I could see there was a lot going on! There were horses outside and tied up across the street, some of them with guys on them, women were arriving in their best cowgirl outfits, live music was inside, and the place was packed!

imageThere is a Playa Hermosa just before Jaco, another tourist oriented beach area. Do you see the sign in the middle for the Katlin Hotel? Right above that you can see two bird silhouetted against the sky. They are scarlet macaws! They are hard to photograph because they are fast in flight and hidden trees when still, but you sure can hear them. They are very noisy, and very spectacular if you can see their colors! I will keep working on catching them with my camera.


I left the macaws behind and peddled on, climbing higher and higher. Once I saw the views from up there I was happy to have done the work. It was gorgeous with a number of different lookout points!

I like this area a lot, and I liked the town of Jaco. I need to go fetch photos from the camera and put something together about it, so stand by for more.



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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24 Responses to Costa Rica, going to Jaco

  1. Carole says:

    Glad you rested a little, seems like you are seeing a lot of interesting sights. Drive safe.


  2. We anchored our sailboat off Quepos for almost 2 weeks. ( Waiting on another part for the engine) We got to explore the area and really enjoyed it. It is very scenic in a jungle sense.
    If you can take it slow the best is yet to come, scenery wise!


  3. oldsalt1942 says:

    Very nice post. Love the pics. And YES, that IS a kingfisher. I have them sitting on tree limbs here by the house over the pools in the river all the time.


  4. Anonymous says:

    You are doing so great! I love the photos, the stories, and that was most likely a cabalgata you happened upon.. those cowboys and cowgirls love a cabalgata, often held under the influence of a full moon.


  5. Tomas Beard says:

    Love your blog. Always interesting and great photos! We are planning to retire to Volcan in the near future.


    • Thanks so much, glad you enjoy the blog. Volcan? How exciting!! That is such a beautiful area. If I was going to live in the mountains that is where I would be.


  6. Sunni Morris says:

    Great photos. Glad you rested some. Don’t push yourself too hard.



    • Thanks :). I’m doing OK, biking some, bussing over the hardest parts, and when I land today I have a great invite from some blog followers to rest at their place for a bit.


  7. Glad to hear that you listen to your body and you know when to move on and when to rest. Fantastic photos. See you soon.


  8. Incredible views! Yes, it is very good you relaxed and took it easy before the next leg of your journey. Looking forward to more 🙂


  9. Anonymous says:

    Lovely scenery! When I read and watch the pictures I feel s though I am on the trip too. Take care of yourself.


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