Normal tipping ( 8 or 9 %)is also on your tab but if the service is better than normal please tip like you would in an US city. Tips are divided up between all servers. This is what they live off. I know because my son has a restaurant and I worked the books. Please give the servers extra if they do a good job, and I know they will. If not say good-bye and thanks for the service. They understand what customer satisfaction means-more money for them!!
If you have a few freinds with you, you'll want to get yourself on a boat and go have the time of your life. We got outselves a 38 footer, and for just over $100 a guy, we got a ride into Quepos (the local boats were all booked up), 12 hours of deep sea fishing, all you can eat and drink on board (the chef was awesome), and more laughs than you can shake a stick at.
Our guide was also thoughtful enough to ask if we wanted him to call a few whores to come along on the boat with us. We respectfully declined.
Parque Nacional Carara
Perfect setting for the wildlife we were about to encounter, the fauna is exquisite in color, diversity and size. Big bright flowers, juicy fruits, tall trees, jungle mist, delicate canopy, deep jungle, creeks and river...
Many shorebirds can be seen from the Laguna Meandrica trail (the “second” trail), neighbouring crocodiles alongside the Tarcoles river. On this picture, from the left: Great Egret, Tricolored heron and Anhinga. Also seen: Ibis, pelicans, cormorant, wood stork, herons, egrets, whimbrel…
If you are careful, conscientious, attentive, quiet, alert and mostly lucky, you catch a glimpse of colorful and magnificient wildlife. Here, a Trogon.
Monkeys are abundant, but we felt lucky to catch a big family of Howler monkeys crossing trees over our heads.
White face monkeys always get an hawwwww from me. Usually lower in the trees, scouring for food, and not easily spook, they make a great treat for the eye and the camera if you can respect their space.
The very funny (and impressive) Jesus Lizard. Hard to spot, you hear them first. Incredibly funny when they start to run away on their two back legs. Very impressive when they “walk” on water!
Quebrada bonita trail, in whimsical surrounding. Small creek of fresh bubbly waters, shade from the tall trees of the jungle, rocky banks where thousands of butterflies came to catch the sunlight, songs of tropical birds, …
Crocodiles we could see from the Rio Tarcoles bridge. Our taxi driver took us their after our day in the trails. It’s about 2km from the entrance of the park and well worth the detour.
This travelogue is part of my Costa Rica trips.