We went from fleece tops to sleeveless linen and shorts in about 1 1/2 hrs today as we dropped from Monteverde towards the Pacific coast and the town of Quepos. The drive was outstanding, every hairpin turn opening up incredible views out across towards the Pacific Ocean. Guard rails and safety fences are non-existent in this part of the country – some of the several thousand foot drops on the wrong side of the hairpin – I.e. our side – were reminiscent of Bolivian roads, complete with potholes .
The appearance of pavement 1/3 of the way on our journey was met with cheers 😀 half way on the trip we stopped at a bridge over a river famous for the crocodile population that lives under it. Crocs were almost hunted to extinction here until they began to be protected. the ones wee saw were obviously getting enough to eat. Possibly an occasional tourist that falls off the bridge…..
Our hotel in Quepos is lovely. We have spent the afternoon by the pool.
Planning on a dawn hike in Manuel Antonio National Park and then a night walk. Hope to see some frogs 🙂