Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jaco Beach - Tarcoles - Orotina

Jaco Beach is a surfing town. This day had small waves but it was still fun to watch. Mike is relaxing in our comfy condo. It´s quite luxurious!
So today was our crocodile river outing with Jose´s company. We got a private tour! Lucky us! It was both exciting and terrifying at the same time. The crocs were up to 18 feet and sooo close to us!!!
The mangrove forest was incredible. There were so many nature sounds and it was so beautiful.
At time´s, Jose´s assistant was almost knee deep in mud as he fed raw chicken to the various crocodiles. There is no way he could have outrun

We also saw many unusual birds.

After our tour, we went back to Jose´s house and picked up his Canadian wife, Caroline. Her parent´s own the condo that we are renting.
While we waited for her to get ready, Mike and I walked the 3 minute walk to the ocean, from their house. There were 3 young boys riding bareback.
The beach was almost deserted and went on forever. It was very peaceful.
We drove with Caroline and Jose to a neighbouring city and stopped along the way so that I could buy a large colourful scarf/wall-hanging. While Jose got his haircut in Orotina, Caroline showed us around the market, shops and city park. I bought some unusual fruit that the vendor let me sample.
We had them drop us off at the bus station and we rode back in a very muggy bus. We were sooo ready for a swim in our pool, and some of the guys in our condo building had just BBQed sausages and offered some to us. Great way to end a perfect day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennie & Mike - it looks like you are having a great time. And are finding some lovely places to stay. I am really enjoying your blog and keeping up on the photos of your trip. Have fun. See you when you get back. Deb & Mike