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The Flight & Drive to Bosque del Cabo

December 30, 2009

Woke at 5:30, got ready, got picked up and dropped off at the Quepos airport (7000 colones). We're waiting for the flight now. Pulled my breakfast cheese (the leftover chunk) and gatorade out of my bag. The Quepos to San José stretch was BUMPY! I was nauseous the whole way. The San José to Puerto Jiménez portion was not as bad, though I had my eyes closed for nearly all of it. (My husband took the pictures.)

nearing Puerto Jiménez 

 the gorgeous Osa coastline 

the cemetery greeting 

At the airport we were greeted by our driver, Eric, a cool and friendly guy. I got to ride in the front seat. (Or I should say get bounced around in the front seat on those crazy roads.) He'd be driving us into the jungle in a Land Rover with a couple from Baltimore, who were meeting up with another couple at Bosque del Cabo.

Eric stopped at the supermarket to pick up some supplies. At this point I was thinking, oh God, what if Bosque del Cabo is disastrous? But then we begin conversing with the couple. They stayed at Lapa Rios once also, and this was their third time at Bosque del Cabo. Considering how the rest of our trip wasn't quite living up to our expectations based on our first trip to Costa Rica, this was encouraging! And the more we conversed, the more our minds were put at ease.

Along the 45 minute or so ride, Eric spotted monkeys and parrots along the road. Bosque del Cabo is a bit further down the peninsula than Lapa Rios, at the very tip of the Osa peninsula.

monkey antics  

the scarlet macaws  

From here on out, it just gets more and more incredible!

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