definitely one of my best memories of Costa Rica: I was sitting on the seashore of Playa Esterillos Este and noticed some people climbing a coconut tree to get some of them and drink their juice, the man on the top of the ladder was really nimble as he actually had to climb the tree beacuse a the ladder was too short and I was so tempted to take him a pic, only they had big knives in their hands to cut the coconuts and I contented myself with admiring the scene and making the man on the top my compliments... a few moments after he was offering coconuts ready to be drunk to me...
they were probably workers of the nearby structure being built who thought of enjoying the juice of those cocos in that abondoned garden but this doesn't decrease the lovely kindness of their act at all...
The best Gelato
This popular place is a must. Do not.... I repeat...Do not pass by this opportunity. On the north side of the main drag, on the west side of Mas y Menos, there is a Gelato Ice Cream shop. For $1 you can have your very own delicious cone! There are many flavours watermelon, melon, lemon, mint.......try them all if you'd like. Have a look at the beautiful tiled floor.
how to have fun in jaco
Went to jaco with a couple friends for just a week. Had a great time, but here are a few hints that might make your trip better. If you like nightlife, there are several places that are a lot of fun. first is Onyx, has a big screen tv with sports on, a few pool tables and mostly locals. Beers are about a buck each, and the vibe is cool on the weekend. The beetle bar has american music and is the hangout for the prostitutes. Just about EVERY girl that you see in a bar is a hooker. The don't usually approach you though. Just make eye contact and/or approach them and they will talk to you. Most don't have much english, but if you speak a little spanish, it is a lot of fun to talk to them. It closes at 2am, and most of them then go to Central, a disco at the other end of town. It is a great place to dance. You can have a lot of fun for free with them. At Central, watch out for the transvestites. There are a lot of them. It closes at 5am, and it is usually packed with girls.
When you go there, it is best if you only take $20.00 bills, it was hard to cash 50's and 100's. ATM's don't usually work, you have to go in the bank.
The food in Jaco is great just about everywhere you go. It is mostly comfort food, but the quality of everything is soooo good. For breakfast, go to "the coffee shop" it is on the main street on the beach side. They make homemade bread there that is the best bread I have every had. Try the ham and cheese sandwich for $3.00... off the hook. there is also a place on one of the side streets that serves israeli food. It is called sababadapita, just past "the iguana" They don't have a menu, but serve this kabob meat patty with hummus and pickles with pita bread. It took a long time to make, but it was awesome. For ceviche, try "the colonial". There is a chinese place that has great food as well called Hong Kong Fueys, yes like the cartoon. I think the owner there is like a sports bookie. Talk to him about sports, and he could probably hook you up. There are several small casinos there as well that are fun. Try travel chicken for roasted chickens that were probably running around out back the day before. Great rotisserie with pickled plantains and black beans. I have sworn off fast food since going to Costa Rica.