On our last morning in Jaco we were greeted by our French host with breakfast by the courtyard pool, and it was marvelous. We had Handmade banana marmalade, freshly squeezed OJ and other goodies, too many to name. With only a few hours before our drive back to San Jose, we decided to go for a morning swim after breakfast.
By 10 we were on our way back to San Jose. While driving back we came across what is known as the Crocodile Bridge, although its not an official attraction judging by the crowd maybe it should be. We parked alongside the road as did so many other spectators. Walking across the bridge was an adventure in itself. The bridge was packed with pedestrians and cars attempting to cross.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Apparently the Poas Volcano area is known for their red wine, which was the best wine we ever tasted in a foreign country! We stopped and had a cup of their local desert, fresh strawberries smothered with chocolate syrup and sweet condensed milk, it was too good and too sweet to provide details.
Sunset was approaching and we refused to get caught on a steep mountainside. With a few hours left we went to City Mall, we hadn’t seen a mall since we were shopping for Christmas seven days prior. The mall was just like any other mall but it had 3 or 4 floors, in fact it was cleaner and less crowded, it even had the same name brands we carry here in the U.S.
We left the mall hungry and with only two hours left we needed to eat before our flight. So we found a place open on New Year’s Eve, Aji De Limo, which translates to Lemon Garlic, a Peruvian restaurant. Their food was excellent, we never ate Peruvian food, we ordered this one strange appetizer; mashed potatoes and octopus together, and it was pretty good and quite unique.