After bidding farewell to Drake Bay, we took a boat, then a bus to Uvita. It was hot and I was miserable. But I was still on cloud 9 thinking about how excited I was to be engaged to such an incredible man.
The hotel we planned on staying at was closed, but we ended up finding a very eco-friendly and quant hippie hostel which was inundated with young, hippie (American) travelers. I fit right in. 🙂
We stayed in this cute little box cabin – it was cozy. 🙂
The hostel was a 5-minute walk to the beach, so we walked down to watch the sunset and as per usual, Bryan met another dog.
He especially liked the dogs that reminded him of Baxter.
The next morning we woke up early and had a delicious breakfast (the hippie place had my favorite food of course)…
Then we walked to the Whale’s Tail -a national park, one of only two national marine parks in the country, consists of 270 protected land acres and 13,200 acres of preserved ocean. The delicate ecosystems that the park protects include things like mangroves, coral reefs, beaches, and whale-breeding grounds. The whale tail itself is a result of converging currents. These currents deposit sand on top of the rock formations to create the unique, tail-shaped pattern.
It was beautiful but man was it hot and I forgot to bring sunscreen. 😦 Luckily, we ran into a guy from Florida who let us use his sunscreen.
Thank you Mike from Ft. Lauderdale. My skin thanks you too.
Did I mention on the way to the Whale’s Tail, Bryan met ANOTHER dog. Sheesh. This one followed us the entire way there, then quickly abandoned us when he found a young man on the beach who was handing out free belly scratches.
Our next stop was San Gerardo de Dota – a small town huddled up against the Talamanca Mountain Range that is a haven for birdwatchers and hikers – precisely why Bryan chose for it to be our final destination. There was one specific bird we were on the lookout for: the Quetzal, considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world…
I’ll end on that note. 🙂 Can you handle the suspense?
Up next: Costa Rica Part III!
Stay tuned and happy Monday everyone!