This was the last stop in Costa Rica. The road (and the bridges) were still under construction, so some off roading was necessary. But getting wet was worth, as in the end we got to a deserted beach to chill out. Crabs were everywhere, including a species that uses a dead shell for protection. As the crab grows, it switches several shells to match it’s size.
It was late and, as we were heading South on the Pan-American highway, suddenly a tropical rain started. Huge drops. A lot of water. Definetely, we had to stop. We found a flat piece of land in front of a “llantera” (tire repair shop) and we decided to camp there. But as we were unloading, a woman came out of the shop. As she heard we were in trouble, she invited us inside, offered a dry bed, food and drinks. We then spent the night chatting with the family and we took this picture the next day, before saying goodbye. Wonderful people!
Some crocodiles en route, and then we got to the park. After a 30 minute walk we got to a beach. Monkeys were everywhere, plus iguanas and crabs. No trace of the famed giant turtles <
This was the first objective in Costa Rica. Wonderful jungle, cute little animals everywhere, a volcano and a lot of bicycle riders.