Made it to San Jose, where we couldn't figure out the whole bus thing, so we were forced to take an overpriced cab to the hostel (Casa Ridgeway). We had a decent room decorated with the face of MLK and his quotes. Had a nice big cockroach as a roommate. We walked into the city and found a place to eat some food. The music was great - unheard of 80's songs in English! My favorite of the night had these lyrics: "Are we human or are we dancers?" Now, that really is the question, is it not? I wonder if Lisa or Sunny knows the answer?
We woke up at the pleasant hour of 4 am and took a cab to the totally sketched out CocaCola bus station in the bad part (not sure if there really is a 'good' part) of San Jose. We got on a bus to Uvita and stayed on that bus for 7 hours. Awesome! We thought we were nearing the end of the trip (according to the map)...but...no.
The paved road stopped and going 23 miles took 3 hours. That's right. Three hours, 23 miles. Impressive! I don't think stopping every 50 yards to pick people up and drop people off helped that timing. There was a guy with a machete sitting behind Zac, which he really appreciated.
But, we didn't lose our bags and we got to Uvita and found the hostel really easily (probably because Uvita isn't really a town!). We dropped our stuff off and walked a few miles to the beach and took a lovely little dip. As usually happens with salt water, I got very excited.
There were thousands of live sand dollars on the beach, they were everywhere! We saw a lot of birds on the walk there and back. I was going to say what we saw, but I guess I already made the full list, so there is not really any need for that, eh? We got back to the hostel and ate a gourmet meal that consisted of pickles and veggie baked beans. Quite the tasty treat!