We hit the beaches near Quepos and Manual Antonio with the whole gang. Because it is the rainy season, there are daily storms and we’ve been getting wet daily. It’s still pretty easy to wait for the few hours of sunshine and go have lots of fun.
We said goodbye to Dan and Doug, who headed out early for the Osa Peninsula, while we left with Bree and Ray for the Nicoya Peninsula. After one more great monkey encounter, we headed out towards Puntarenas and the ferry. On the way, we stopped to check out the crocodiles. About 50 feet away were some very trusting deer.
Although Dan’s brother Ed had called that morning to verify the ferry times, they managed to lose a ferry and we had to wait around Puntarenas. Bree and Ray got to experience sitting around a slightly seedy port town for a few hours – good vacation memories. Of course, we all managed just fine, but it put us on southern Nicoya in the dark. Not the best place to bend the driving at night rule.
Most of the roads at the end of the peninsula are dirt and mud, but we eventually made it to the tiny bohemian town of Montezuma. We found a great place a block off the beach, but hidden under the jungle canopy.
Also, We just had an article about our little adventure published in South Africa. If you found us after reading the Volkswagen of South Africa magazine, then welcome!
And, if anyone can suggest a good (sane) driving route from, say, Cape Town to Casablanca – we’re, um, interested.