This morning Joel and I woke up a bit sad. Today were leaving La Fortuna and traveling by plane to Quepos. We were sad to be moving on after all the fun we had been having, but we were also looking forward to the beach and the Manuel Antonio National Park located just outside of Quepos.
The infrastructure in Costa Rica is what you might expect in a third world country, so there is not an easy or fast way to travel by car, so we decided to fly to our next destination. We took a cab from our hotel to the small airport in La Fortuna. When I say small, I mean small. The airport used to be a barn which was converted into a small bar and sitting area which is called the airport. As we "checked into" our flight, we were told we had to pay a small fee to the field owner who allowed the airline to pave a runway through the middle of the their field. Yes, the runway was a paved lane down the middle of a farmer's field. We entertained ourselves the short time we had between our arrival at the airport and our departure by playing scrabble on my Kindle.
|The airport in La Fortuna|
|This is the runway, a paved road between fields|
|We've got our tickets and our passports - ready to travel!|
|A poor attempt to document the monsoon!|
|Joel is excited to get this trip started.|
|Jackie and Chris are ready for take off!|
|Chris is enjoying his welcome beverage|
|Me and Jackie enjoying our yummy drinks.|
|Jackie, Chris, and I checking out the view from our shared balcony.|
|Our first monkey sighting, right on the deck near the pool!|
|A momma and baby white-headed capuchin monkey|
|Joel was ready to jump into the pool!|
|Joel and Chris enjoying the beach|
We spent the rest of the night, playing cards on our shared balcony, listening to the sounds of the jungle and the beach, while watching tiny lizards fight for space on the wall, all while enjoying our first night in Manuel Antonio.
|Another animal sighting - a lizard!|
|Joel just had to try out the pool.|
|Seriously, another booze picture - what are we 21 year-olds?|
|They made swans for us! I loved it!|