Onward To Osa

The transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose was a short one. During the one evening in San Jose, I visited a huge shopping center, called Multiplaza. I lost my rain jacket somewhere in Costa Rica, so I needed a replacement. This shopping center could be anywhere in the world, it looks and feels like its counterparts in the US, Switzerland or even Russia. All the global and expensive brands are there, they even had an Audi and a Swatch shop.

Early next morning I took a bus to the airport, where I boarded a 12 seat Cessna to fly to the Osa Peninsula. It was a nice flight in that small aircraft, and for once I could observe the pilots doing their job.  Continue reading

El Silencio

I have spent the last two days at a lodge called El Silencio. And it does full justice to it’s name. This is a beautiful spot!! Very secluded, just 16 bungalows, with a very strong focus on conservation, sustainability and community development. The food is all organic and very, very good! Actually the best I’ve had so far in Central America. Continue reading

Arenal +

The trip from Islita to La Fortuna was very nice, especially the very scenic drive alongside the Laguna de Arenal.  The only weird thing during the drive was to spot ‘little Switzerland’. A Swiss guy has built his version of Switzerland at the shore of the lake: several chalets, a church and even a small railway system – it does look very Swiss indeed.

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