Category: Costa Rica

  • Day 46 – Wet Wet Wet (Santiago, Panama)

    We took off early with an idea of crossing the border before noon and getting deep into Panama before sunset.  Davis escorted us through Quepos to Dominical and then we continued on our own down the Pan-American highway. . Farewell to Davis It started drizzling as we were approaching the border, and it looked like […]

  • Day 45 – Animal Kingdom (Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)

    Dago, an enthusiastic local environmentalist, arrived at the hotel at 7:30 sharp to take us and an Austrian couple (Roland and Liza) to a nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, one on the most popular parks in the entire country.  We spent the first half an hour, however, in the parking lot at Byblos, observing and […]

  • Day 44 – On the Coast Again (Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)

    We got up early and left La Fortuna after a quick breakfast at the hotel.  The road headed south through mountainous terrain and the road conditions were excellent, until we hit a roadblock few miles west of San Ramon.  Recent rains made the road impassable and we had to make a half an hour detour […]

  • Day 43 – Tarzan Swing (La Fortuna, Costa Rica)

    Today we decided to try something different – a canopy gliding tour on the slopes of Arenal volcano.  Late morning the tour company took us and another half a dozen people to the station at the bottom of the volcano, where we were given harnesses, helmets, special gloves and had a chance to do some […]

  • Day 42 – Hot Springs (La Fortuna, Costa Rica)

    We left San Juan del Sur at 8:00 am and forty minutes later reached the border town with Costa Rica – Penas Blancas.  We saw a couple of windfarms on the way, where the Panamerican Highway meets Lake Nicaragua. Long lines of trucks were waiting at the border; we passed them and rode straight to […]