The past couple of weeks have been pretty quiet… again. My foot is still giving me a lot of problems, so a lot of our days are just spent lounging at the pool and basking in the sun.
The rainy season is quickly approaching; so we’re trying to soak up as much sun as possible. The locals that we’ve talked to, are expecting the rains to start any time now; hope that we get a few good thunder/lightning storms while were still here.
Last week our friend Jenn confirmed that she was coming to Costa Rica for a weeks visit. We started to look for a way to get her from San Jose to Jaco.
While in a shop looking for souvenirs, we got talking to one of the shop owners. Joey has lived in Costa Rica for 22 years and is a wealth of information. He offered to drive us to San Jose to pick up Jenn; and it was the cheapest and most direct offer that we had so far… so we accepted.
We got to the airport with plenty of time; picked up Jenn and started heading back to Jaco. Along the way, Joey stopped at a bridge that is known for the crocodiles that hang around there. We stopped and got a few pictures. We then stopped at a local fishing village and took a look at a fish market.
When we arrived back in Jaco, we were all pretty hungry, so off to Rustico’s we went. We then headed over to Joey’s house; and we were all impressed with his little piece of heaven, right downtown Jaco. While having dinner, we made plans to get together on the beach for a fire. Joey and his wife Eida gathered a few friends and we had ourselves a nice beach party.
Sunday, was spent at the pool and a trip to the grocery store for supplies. And yesterday, the 3 of us booked a Tranopy tour through Joey. He’s just started doing tours again; and it turned out that we were his first tour customers.
Off we went, and the 3 of us, along with our guide Nathan, headed up through the rain forest. Since we were the last group of the day, we were able to stop our cable car whenever we saw something of interest.
We saw lots of interesting wildlife; including a kuwati (relative of the racoon); a turkey vulture; a iguana and a tucan. You could hear the tucan better than you could see it.
Once off the tranopy, we were toured around the grounds and saw lots of beautiful plants and flowers. Also stopped in to see some snakes.
The whole tour was about 2 hours, and we all enjoyed ourselves.
A few weeks ago, we discovered a new restaurant. Papas & burgers and their sign said that they had the best burgers in Jaco. So we gave them a try; and their food was great. We’ve been back one other time since. This is where we took Jenn for dinner after the tranopy.
Chris, the owner, was quite happy to see us again so soon; and once again, the food was great.
Not sure what were doing today; as the sky isn’t sure if it wants to rain or not.