Today we spent more time at the seashore, at a conservation area accessible by one road — a dirt road that was heavily affected by hurricane Tomas. Our trip leaders were advised that our tourbus would not be a good idea on this road, so we piled into SUV cabs for a bumpy, splashy, slow ride. The local government doesn’t dare re-grade these roads until they’re sure the rainy season is completely over, or the fresh, vulnerable roads will just wash out again. In the meantime, the local 4-wheel-drive cabs are doing a lot of business taking people up and down this road. It’s still quite hot and humid here for a Bostonian, though there’s enough of a breeze to make it manageable.
Once we got to our destination, we went on a 2-mile nature walk down to the beach for lunch, seeing more cool tropical birds, trees, lizards, and more monkeys. These guys are white-faced capuchin monkeys. Lis and I have now seen 3 of the 4 monkey types in Costa Rica (red-backed squirrel, howler, and capuchin) and people in our group have seen the 4th (spider monkey).
Tomorrow we travel again, but just a short way up the coast.