Day 10-12: Las Contingas Lodge
As you don’t have your car anymore crossing to the west coast on the panama side isn’t an option and you therefore have to go back to Costa Rica and cross the mountains. One of the good parts of this detour is, that you get to see the mysterious cloud forest.
Talking about driving, it is also not recommended to overtake other cars by crossing a solid line. Because it is possible that the police are waiting exactly at this spot and only let you pass after you supported their retirement.
There is a possibility to drive to Drake Bay but when you’re not on the lucky side when it comes to cars you better take a boat that brings you to a village which accommodates less than 10 tourists a time in off-season.
At this beautiful place you can experience some of the best diving and bush walks of Costa Rica. The water is so clear that you can see entire mountains and as the waves are so high it pushes you up and down while you are trying to observe the sharks and turtles.
On your way to the bush walk you might be lucky and see a humpback wale with her baby. And on the walk, some of the most beautiful macaws you’ve ever seen. There are some cat like animals called coatis and there is an ant eater walking from treetop to treetop on his search for food.