Monday, February 7, 2011

{tales from costa rica} caribbean feeling I

Finally, the Caribbean!
After an exciting time at the Pacific coast,  we drove through the whole country of Costa Rica and finally arrived in the small caribbean town of Cahuita (after 8 hours of driving and getting completely lost in San Jose). Cahuita is rather small, however it features a couple of nice restaurants and bars, has two great beaches (one with black and one with white sand) and has a national park at the southern end of the town.
We really enjoyed our time here - having super delicious breakfasts, drinking banana shakes, relaxing at the beach and walking trough the national park meeting land crabs, leaf cutting ants, sloths and howler monkeys.

As it was rainy season during our visit, we were only granted with 2 sunny days during our whole stay at the Caribbean coast. As well, the beaches have not yet been cleaned from natural waste, so they were full of drift wood - which I did not really mind, but many visitors were very dissappointed.
Just did not look like they imagined a caribbean beach to look like. I liked them anyway.

We stayed at the wonderful Albi Lodge, where we stayed in a beautiful bungalow for only 35 USD per night / per room! The bungalows are surrounded by a beautiful garden and in the morning you wake up from the howls of the black howler monkeys, which live in the near by national park. Loved it!

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  1. Wunderschöne Fotos. Ich mag sie alle. Besonders das Foto mit dem Krebs, der ist so bunt.:)
    Das weckt in mir die Lust, dem grauen Einerlei hier den Rücken zu kehren und ... Meer, Palmen, Sand.

  2. Beautiful photos Kristina - I had no idea there was so much drift wood which came up on the beaches. So used to seeing pictures of white sparkling Caribbean beaches. I agree though, they have a beauty and natural charm in their own right even if it does make walking and lying on them not very easy.

  3. How fantastic. It had to be an amazing trip and the photos are really great! I totally want to visit sometime soon:) Have a lovely Monday, darling

  4. Ahhhh...just found you through your comment on Clare's blog (great link by the way) and so glad I did!

    PS-I miss Costa Rica!!

  5. wow that's an affordable price to stayed in a such a beautiful place
    great pictures

  6. It sounds and looks so so beautiful to me though, maybe not blue waters but gorgeous none the less!

  7. cool! you were living right among the wildlife :)

  8. Sooo jealous...such an incredible time you must have had. That crab is unbelievably beautiful. Love the lodge too. So cool!!
    xx Emily from EL Vintage

  9. Oh my Gosh ! all these pictures are BEAUTIFUL !!
    they make me so excited just to live! and excited for life!!

    im going to the caribbean in may ! im so excited!
    this looks SOOO fun [:

  10. What beautiful photos!

    New to your blog and love it :)

  11. oh... I am a little bit jealous...
    I am so longing for vacations and change of scenery!

  12. What a beautiful blog Kristina. I'm going to follow it, it's so interesting! Bye for now.

  13. Awesome photos! Sounds like an amazing trip. I've never been to the Caribbean and didn't imagine its beaches would have that much driftwood either but it looks cool.

  14. Looks like a beautiful's surprising to see all the driftwood. Glad you still enjoyed your time - and what a fab room deal!


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