Finally one of our original goals of arriving in Costa Rica was satisfied with staggering sunsets and rainbows.     

In Playa de Coca the sandcastle builders were good.  This was the northern part of Costa Rica.  We also met up with many cruiser friends here.  Felipe and Nidet on Renegade,  Bill on Que Onda and Portia on her yacht.         

Also many monkeys were always playing or howling in the trees.     

Southern Costa Rica became a true jungle with the howler monkeys everywhere and parrot pairs playing and feeding in the trees in Bahia Drake and big cruise ships liked the same ports we were hanging out in.