This weekend we went to the Caribe (the Atlantic side of the country) to the small town and National Park of Cahuita. We ate the typical Caribbean foods (jerk Chicken, Pan Bon, and shrimp) yum! Also a highlight was a trip to the nearby Avirios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary. Here we saw many sloths ("perezosos" in espanol), and even got to touch a few of them! We also had a guided canoe ride on a tropical creek where we saw (and heard) howler monkeys, basilisk lizards, lots of crabs, and some strange birds!
A couple more observations:
1) Flushing toilet paper is rarely allowed in public restrooms in Costa Rica...it goes in the garbage can
2) Spider Man = El Hombre Arana (with a tilde over the n)
3) A hammock is a really great place to relax and reflect