After a couple of days spent in San Jose recovering from jet-lag and exploring the bustling city, we settled on the small Pacific coast town of Uvita as our next stop. Having been warned about the perils of driving on Costa Rican roads (the tico drivers being more hazardous than the road conditions themselves) we decided to buy a 2 week unlimited bus ticket that would allow us to travel around with less stress (as well as being cheaper - car hire here can be prohibitively expensive).
|A taste of the jungle|
We continued along the coast road towards Uvita, crossing wide rivers with views of the Pacific, the hills and jungle growing higher and thicker. Finally we arrived at our destination - the Tucan Hotel - on a little side track off the main road. This place is a great backpackers lodge with a very friendly atmosphere, ambient music, hammocks everywhere and a general chilled-out vibe. This was to be our home from home for the next few days, and we were to get our first taste of real jungle.
|The Tucan Hotel - chilled out to the max|