02/18/2015 30 °C
Feb 18, 2015
We got up early and left Saint Elana as the sun was rising. We climbed down out of the mountains and headed for the Pacific Ocean. The road for the first hour was gravel and under construction with anticipated closures, which was the reason we left early to avoid lengthy delays.
After reaching the coast we stopped on a bridge and had a look at a large group of crocs just hanging out on the river bank below. Seeing so many gathered in one spot was a tad un-nerving. We also stopped for some colorful birds.
We arrive in Quepos around noon. Quepos is the capital of Aguirre canton in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. The town is about 157 km from San José. Quepos is the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park. The city is very tourism-oriented, having many bars and restaurants and a vivacious night-life. The town is named for the native Quepo Indians who inhabited the place in the colonial era.
After checking into to another hotel, we headed out on a cataman boat for the afternoon till sunset. We stopped for a swim in the late afternoon and were surprised on how warm the Pacific Ocean is. There were a number of other tourist boats out with us. Its good to be back in warm weather.