I woke up drastically needing the loo, but the levels of hygiene in this particular hotel were such that I decided that I could not use the loo or shower.
The town was not exactly amazing but did have a place for massive cruise liners to arrive with a separate tourist zone (typical – just like Cuba). I spotted a sloth but local priest I chatted to told me that government has supplied it to keep tourists happy (mmm). After a short conversation about religion and I went to get my stuff out of the cockroach infested hotel. I cycled around the town in the rain had a quick meal in a local soda (rice and beans, Jamaican jerk chicken and plantain stuffed with cheese - not that special but best so far in CR.) I followed it with a beer in the local dodgy bar and started the cycling along a nice road with not much traffic. Stopped to get a coconut drink and some coconuts from the local farmer. What a pleasant experience! He showed me the tricks of the trade with absolutely no lingua to communicate. Paid for one, left with three and one consumed on the spot. Lots of friendly drivers waved when passing. Some parts of the road were flooded road but nothing impassable.
48km achieved. Cahuita is a really nice, small, a litte touristy place, but not OTT (ed. over the top (for the Polish readers J). Just perfect, for a quick drink or few… More white faces than I had seen since I left the capital city. I ate my seafood packed lunch for dinner and before dark made sure I had researched the options of viewing the national park in the morning. I have spoke to a tour operator who also tried to sell me some drugs. He told me where to go and what to do…
The hotel was lovely, a perfect distance from the noise of bars but not too far; 200m from the beach and spotlessly clean with great porch and hummock. I think this is one of those places where you could hang around for ages fully enjoying it.
Unfortunately, I broke the fan in my room (no protecting mesh wire suplied).
Will deal with it tomorrow. I went off to town to rock`n roll some plantanitos gaitan with beer.
It is actually not raining!!! Could not believe it , so I used it aas an excuse to celebrate.
Stewart needs to go to Parismina Boat fishing in a deep sea. Apparently it is a perfect spot for it! (when is not raining or in flood!)