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We drove to Playa Hermosa from La Fortuna. Although its not a great distance the windy roads made the trip almost 4 hours.
The scenery was interesting and everchanging.
The treat at the end is when you finally twist your way through this section of the country and arrice at the coast !
We were surprised at how barren parts of Guanacaste is . The lush greenery of the Atlantic jungles feel like a world away.
Unfortuately Costa Rica is selling their country .. To be fair its something we've seem in many places but in this area its rappant. There are developers everywhere and with them big cement trucks etc rolling through what once was Costa Rica.
The little town map of Playa Hermosa is in need of constant updates as liitle shops are torn down to make room for condos.
- Pros:Lots of interesting plant and bird life
- Cons:Too many condos
- In a nutshell:Not my favorite but the airport makes it convenient for a quick week
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