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Terry and cruising friendsJanuary 2009

On our way out of Panama we stopped for a day at Taboga Island to visit with cruiser friends Susan and Chuy from Ventura who bought a two story house on the island last year. They have put in eight moorings for rent in front of their house and are remodeling, designating part of their house for a cruiser's club.

We were lucky with the weather and had a speedy three-day passage to Costa Rica, anxious to get to a TV in time for Obama's inauguration, arriving in Golfito on Monday, Jan 19. We picked up a mooring behind Tierra-Mar, Tim and Katie's cruiser hangout with shower, laundry, patio bar and a TV room, all those things near and dear to a soul who has been at sea. This being our fourth time in Golfito it felt like home - a slice of Santa Barbara since Tim and Katie are ex-Santa Barbarians too. On the 20th We watched Obama's inauguration, Terry on New Golfito zip line canopy tourwith cheers from the crowd of cruisers that filled the TV room. Everyone was excited about it - the Costa Rican officials we checked-in with the day before saying they were going to watch Obama's speech. The quarantine inspector said "your new president is not just the president of the US, he is the president of the world".

Spent a month in Golfito, hiking the rain forested hill behind Tierra-Mar every other morning with a cruiser group and boxer dog Riley, (many toucan sightings), playing music every Friday on the patio, fixing the refrigerator, and visiting old friends of Golfito (ex-pats who have staked out homes in paradise). WINTERTREK Jean and I went zip lining one day by ourselves, the guys unconvinced it was a safe activity. They missed out on a breath taking bird's eye view of the rain forest. It seemed all too soon to leave lovely Costa Rica, but after spending several days diving on the bottom of the boat to scrape off the barnacles, we headed out of the Golfo Dulce and made a right hand turn to sail north. With light wind and a current against us some of the time, it took 9 days to reach the southern end of Mexico and the Tehuatepec Bay. We did have one day of 25 knot Papagayo winds, 50 miles offshore from Costa Rica and our poor old mainsail started it's first rip...See more on how not to cross the Tehuatepec.


s/v SolsticeGolfito Update: We came into Golfito yesterday in order to say hello to Tim and Katie at Land & Sea on behalf of some friends. (Also, we needed a break in our sail from Nicaragua to Panama.) We followed the instructions in the latest edition of Pat Rains's "Cruising Ports: Central American Route" and had a little more adventure than would be necessary with more accurate information. So here's what we learned:

Hail "Land & Sea" on Channel 16 using "Land & Sea" or "Tierra y Mar," not "Caribee" as Rains advises. Only because a friend of Katie's heard our "Caribee" hail did anyone respond to us, and then Katie was impressed by how old our information was.

Tim and Katie don't provide anything approaching agent services. Tim's advice, once we were here, was to catch a taxi on the street behind
the building and tell them to take you to the "capitania de puerto." Good advice, but far from the hand-holding Rains suggests. Land & Sea is not beyond the two other marinas (Banana Bay and K&M); it's between them, just past Banana Bay.

Hailing "Base Naval" as Rains advises only confuses things. We were told by the coast guard (as translated by someone listening in whose
Spanish was much better than ours) that someone would meet us at "Katie's." No one ever does that. You go to them: first the port captain and then immigration, quarantine, and customs or who ever the port captain says.

The advice to arrive between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays to avoid overtime charges is good. Also, we're told that customs is closed on
Mondays, but they were open this morning (Saturday).

Finally, this is a good place to be, so relax. Everything works out eventually. The other cruisers we've met here are all staying longer than they had planned, as are we.

Fair winds,
Shirlee and John
s/v Solstice
http://www.svsolstice.com


  Cruising Golfito & Gulf of Nicoya Southern Costa Rica by S/V Mr. John

Along with our friends Ed & Ellen with “Entr’acte”, we picked up moorings off Land Sea Services and were welcomed by the owners Tim & Katie and their security team of four dogs and three cats After the usual Clearing-In saga of running here, there and everywhere we found we could finally relax in a place that was safe, secure and away from the swell. Land Sea Services is actually the home of Tim & Katie, where we were welcomed to come and go, using their home and all their services (including Free Wi-Fi internet). It’s all ‘open plan’ except for the T.V. and internet room which is upstairs with a balcony for those who just want to sit and admire the beautiful view over the bay with an ice cold beer at $1.00 a bottle. As a bonus feature they have Riley, a very good natured, sloppy Boxer dog that just loves to be made a fuss of and go for walks. Everyone warms to Riley and Riley warms to everyone! 

 With Tim’s vast knowledge of the area and local services, always there to answer any questions, we were able to get things sorted out quickly and thus see more of our surroundings.
At the time of writing we were paying $6/day for our mooring and all the services. If we’d used our own anchor it was $4/day to use the services. Tim is a little short on space so understandably takes people on a first come first served basis (unless you are willing to part with money to secure a place). It’s a very cruiser friendly marina with prices that they work hard to keep low. They also have dock space for two or three boats (depending on size) and a houseboat just off the dock where another two boats can moor alongside. This is a great place to go off and leave your boat whilst exploring Costa Rica. Security is an issue on this coast and Tim takes security very seriously!   The whole area in Golfito we think has been under rated. It is a nice cruising ground for anyone wanting the tranquil of peace and quite, surrounded by beauty that is offered with wild life so close, especially waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys in the mornings. Tim & Katie always look forward to social gatherings at their place, whether it is a BBQ or a Pot Luck, of which we had many. On our last night Katie laid on a ‘Bon Voyage’ party for several boats where everyone took along vegetables and meat. Beth and Evans with Hawk, Stewart & Bernadette on Camaraderie, Dean on Blue fox and ourselves had another great evening thanks mainly to Katie, cooking up one big ‘over sized pan’ of stir fried vegetables. Tim does great work with the BBQ, which he prepares and fires up for each occasion. He also cleans up after us all and at moments when a good story is called for, he can ‘string a line’ with the best of them…..Click to read more of John & Paula's Costa Rica cruising log


We are in Golfito, Costa Rica. We arrived here one week ago today. We did an overnight sail from Bahia Drake covering 70 nautical miles. We had light winds which were perfect conditions for putting up the drifter sail. It was a beautiful, peaceful night of sailing and tough to describe just how perfect and peaceful it is out there. So, I guess that's it. It was perfect and peaceful!

   We are on a mooring here in a beautiful marina called Land and Sea. For $5 a night we have a mooring, dinghy dock, including laundry facilities, showers, garbage, all of the luxuries of boat life. This is a very special place. The owners of Land and Sea, Tim and Katie, have made this place just like home. They have an on-your-honor system for the bar. They keep a refrigerator stocked with beer, soda, tea and juice. There is a chalkboard and whenever you grab yourself a drink, you put a tick-mark on the chalkboard and at the end of your visit, you pay your bill. Now, that's nice! Even nicer is the gigantic shower they have here that dispenses cold but invigorating showers at the touch of a dial. Oh, yeah, the TV room with cable, movie channels and CNN is a nice touch too. Even better are the 4 dogs, 6 cats and local turtle that are all pets here at the marina. Never a dull moment and we all know how good plenty of pet therapy is. Living on anchor for almost 2 years now, we sure do enjoy the luxuries of having a dock for a change. You learn to appreciate the little things in life after being on anchor for so long.

Golfito is nothing like the small villages that we have been visiting down the coast. It is fairly large with plenty of restaurants, hotels and shopping. This is the official last port of entry for Costa Rica so all of the boats heading south are congregating here and preparing for the exit from the country and gathering up speed for entry into Panama.  We have been getting lots of boat projects done on the boat. Pictured below is the new netting that Jake installed while we were in Bahia Drake. Special thanks to Steve and Ingrid for toting the material all of the way to Costa Rica for us!
http://www.woodduck.info/2006_01_01_sailwoodduck_archive.html


Our final destination in Golfito. Land and Sea Moorings. The owners of Land and Sea, Tim and Katy are US expats that have settled in Golfito. Another one of those stories ; "we sailed in and just never left". They do a great job of catering to the needs of the cruising community.  Paladin was side tided in front of Land and Sea. We had a great New Year's eve party at Land and Sea. Again, too much food and drink!  Land and Sea encourages all their customers to paint their boat name and/or logo on their walls. Carrie, the artistic one on Terra Firma painted the dancing bones along with our boat name. Pretty Cool! For those that don't know, Terra Firma are huge Grateful Dead fans. The dancing bones are our tribute to them.

We don't always want one, but we all have to have them. It was Carrie's time!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE! We celebrated at a Chinese restaurant with Slip Away, Last Resort and Barefoot. Is Rich (Slip Away) licking the frosting off the cake again?? Next update Panama.   http://www.svterrafirma.com/200612_CostaRica3/0612CRUP3_03.html


We headed for Golfito.  And were welcomed with a beautiful, calm anchorage.  Golfito was the company town for United Fruit Company (that’s Chiquita banana to you!).  United Fruit Company had their problems—parasites destroying banana trees and striking laborers—and they closed up shop. (It’s more complicated than this, of course).  When United Fruit left, there wasn’t much left for the people of Golfito to do to make money.  Certainly, there was fishing, but nothing that was as predictable as the steady paycheck from United Fruit.  So, the Costa Rican government helped subsidize a back to work enterprise—DUTY FREE SHOPS.  So, each Tico (Costa Rican) can come down to Golfito and spend $500 duty free every six months.  When they first instituted this enterprise, you could come down and make the purchase and leave.  Now, you have to pick up your ticket authorizing to make purchases, the day before.  So this means people have to come down the afternoon before and spend the night. So, more money gets infused into the community. I met a fellow cruiser, Raewyn (from New Zealand) who would get up every morning at 5:30 and walk the dog.  I went with her and we would hike up the hill (a Kansan would call it a mountain)  that overlooks Golfito.  We would see parrots, monkeys, poison dart frogs and blue morph butterflies on our walks!  Very nice.  I learned a lot from her and loved hearing her stories.  We were anchored in front of a cruiser’s hang out, Land and Sea Services.  Katie and Tim were fantastic hosts.  You can use the dinghy dock and their showers for $3 per day.  The kids organized a Halloween party and went trick or treating by dinghy among the other cruising boats in Golfito. They were well treated! Then we had a party where among other things Mary, Emily and Martin tried to teach people the Time Warp dance from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.


   Katie from Land Sea Services in Golfito has fantastic connections and arranged for us to go on a trip to a surf camp/nature lodge Encanta la Vida.  We went to this beautiful, remote resort on the Osa Peninsula. It was a fantastic two days of surfing for Lou and the kids and hiking and enjoying nature for all of us. We also enjoyed the great conversations with the other guests and the manager. Martin found a great new adult friend named Paul with whom he schemed about making a trip on a catamaran to all the surf spots in the world. Paul is very enthusiastic about this trip and I’m sure his wife, Lynn and his grown children will miss him a little bit. Lynn works at Trader Joe’s and had me salivating for all the wonderful food at Trader Joe’s. I suggested she could subsidize trips to any place that cruisers were anchored by bringing Trader Joe’s supplies to the cruisers.

   The wildlife was breathtaking. We saw toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys (spider, capuchin, howlers and squirrel) and iguanas. You would spot movement in the trees and you would see one monkey and then a whole tribe of them. Martin and I were walking along the road up to the resort and we saw some squirrel monkeys in the trees above the road. We were looking up and then I heard some water coming from above and heard one of the Ticos nearby say, “Urina”—and it slowly came to me that URINE was flowing down from the trees just inches from Martin’s head. I told Martin to move toward me and he did---without getting wet! I guess we know what the monkeys think of humans.  Lou DIetz and Mary Heeney, and children Emily and Martin on S/V "Ace"
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An Article by Liz Clark on S/V "Swell"
      .....Golfito was almost a southern version of Puntarenas . Both towns were deep in a gulf, and both served as the main centers of commerce for their areas. Golfito was smaller, though, and the landscape more beautiful, as the jungle cascaded down steep hillsides to the water all around the bay. It had been a major banana exporting port from 1934 to 1985. The houses built by the United Fruit Company make up a majority of the community. It seems to be filling up with ‘For Sale’ and realty signs directed at gringos looking to retire as is the case in most of Costa Rica. We anchored off of Land and Sea Services, which is owned and run by Tim and Katy, an amazing couple from Santa Barbara. They had sailed down 13 years earlier, found their piece of paradise and never left. They now provide an amazing facility for other boaters to land their dinghies, hang out, shower, do laundry and get information on just about anything. Their place was oozing with love and care. Not a plant went un-watered, nor was there a single corner void of something fun to look at. And if that wasn’t enough to make you feel at home, the rowdy herd of dogs and cats would melt you with their incessant purrs and licks and paws. They graciously invited us to their Thanksgiving smorgasbord, which we instantly accepted. Click here to read the full article
Liz Clark Swell Voyage


WE WERE SATISFIED WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE
Like the reader of the January issue letter complaining about Dockwise Yacht Transport's delays in shipping his boat, we also experienced extreme delays and problems with a recent Dockwise shipping of our boat from Central America to Mexico to the Pacific Northwest. Their lack of good communication via their agents was one of the problems that made the whole situation worse. And yes, they do have all the 'disclaimers' to protect themselves from legal action.  However, we also want to report that the actual shipping was great, and the folks in the corporate office of Dockwise were exceptional in the manner in which they responded to customers and their complaints. In the end, we feel satisfied with Dockwise's performance. We also want to put in a good word for Bruce and Tim at Banana Bay Marina and Land Sea Marina in Golfito. They were in constant communication with the boats and the company.  http://www.latitude38.com/letters/200602.htm
Jerry & Sandi Zaslaw
Romanc'n the Zea


We motored up to Golfito, Costa Rica, anchored at the very hospitable Land & Sea Marina, and went inland for a week to visit the highest mountain range in Central America. We didn't climb 12,000-ft Mt. Chirippo, but apparently you can see both the Pacific and the Caribbean from the summit. Our trip inland was beautiful and well worth the effort, as we did a lot of hiking and soaked in the natural hot springs. Our experiences traveling inland by bus in Central America have been very good, as it's been inexpensive and very worthwhile.  http://www.latitude38.com/changes/Changes10-03.html
Chesapeake - Catana 44 Cat
Marvin & Ruth Stark


"We anchored off the ritzy Los Sueños, the new marina in southern Costa Rica, as the slips were too pricey for us. Fuel was reasonable, however, and the wonderful dock staff allowed us to refill our water tanks. The anchorage was quite rolly - as most have been in Costa Rica - because of the southwest swell. We also spent five rolly days at Bahia Drake, but we thought it was isolated enough to be worth it. From there we made two day trips to a nearby island for diving and hiking.   We also spent five rolly days at Bahia Drake, but we thought it was isolated enough to be worth it. From there we made two day trips to a nearby island for diving and hiking. We also spent several days in Golfito, and can report there is a new marina, King & Bardell, in addition to Banana Bay Marina. While fueling, Carlos and his friendly staff will let you take on water and enjoy a shower. We anchored off Land & Sea, which maintains some moorings, and Tim and Katy were as helpful as ever. After buying our favorite rum in a duty free shop, we headed to Panama. If we thought Bahia Drake was rolly, Puerto Armuelles proved we hadn't really known the meaning of the word! We got there about dusk, which is squall time. We had to reanchor several times, then watched the depth drop to just two feet beneath our keel. After a sleepless night, we headed on to Isla Parida, which seems like paradise - lots of anchorages and nobody around except at the occasional fishing village. We traded a bottle of cooking oil, some powdered milk, and some rice for three good-sized lobsters, a huge avocado, and some lemons. Then Angie landed a Pacific bumper just before dark. All fish that you catch tastes delicious - even if you have to barbecue it by flashlight!  http://www.latitude38.com/changes/Changes11-03.html
Dave Smith and Angie Deglandon of the Seattle-based Passport 40 Magic Carpet Ride


We left Golfito about midnight, but didn't get far, as there was a problem with the oil sending unit in our diesel. Despite our returning at 0100, Bruce was waiting on the dock, flashlight shining through near zero-visibility caused by pouring rain, making space available to us. Since Ruck needed to fly back to the States for a few weeks, we were concerned about Linde being alone on the boat. We need not have worried, as the area was patrolled throughout the night by a guard in a panga from the Banana Bay Marina, as well as by Land and Sea Services, which is next door. The security was fantastic.

By the way, Tim and Katie Leachman of Land and Sea Services also have a lot to offer cruisers, rounding out the services and amenities in the area. Tim is originally from Santa Barbara and Newport Beach, but sailed here in '93 with Katie aboard the sloop Caribee. They fell in love with the place, and now provide yacht services, deliveries, and other help. Golfito continues to grow, as there is a new Internet cafe with high speed access, and plans for another marina with about 20 slips. In fact, the guy intending to build the new marina had keep his boat at Banana Bay for three years, so he knows and likes the area. Golfito is a definite stop for fun such as world class surfing, fishing, spelunking, kayaking, and nature loving. It's also a good place for mariners needing machine, metal, and canvas work. We are presently in the Secas Islands off of northern Panama, where the water is clean, the fishing good, and the cruising terrific.  http://www.latitude38.com/changes/Changes12-02.html
Siren's Song
- Brewer 43
Ruck & Linde Goldreyer


Moving north, we stopped at Land & Sea Yacht Services at Golfito, Costa Rica, which is run by Tim and Katie. Ex-cruisers, they understand the needs of cruisers and thus provide moorings, boat-watching, a club house with cable TV, a beer and juice bar, and a dinghy dock. All for a minimal daily fee. They have just one space at their tiny dock for a cruising boat to hook up with electricity and water, for which they charge $7/foot/month. We left Shayna there for two months to attend the graduations of our multiple grandkids back in the States. Banana Bay Marina, right next door, charges $18 to $20/ft for berths. K & B Marina, which is new and located on the other side of Land & Sea, had negotiable rates. But we were never able to find out what they were.  Golfito is on a bay within Gulfo Dulce, and is extremely well-protected. It is one of the few places we've been where we'd feel safe leaving our boat unattended at anchor. The winds are usually light and Tim is extremely conscientious in checking the boats if a squall comes up. We've seen him out in his panga at 0200 making sure everything is fine. It's a good place to hang out for hurricane season - they develop further north - and we know of six or seven boats that did just that. Mold is a problem in the rainy season in Costa Rica, but Katie has a cleaning gal who wipes everything down with vinegar for very little money. When we returned, Shayna was cleaner than when we left.  U.S. citizens are allowed 90 days on both their cruising permit and visa. The cruising permit can be renewed once, but it must be done the day before or on the day the original one expires. Some marinas are able to keep boats in bond. If you want to get a new visa, you take a short ride to La Frontera - the border with Panama. It's a fun trip, and if you really want to do it right, continue on the bus to David and spend a couple of days in Panama's second largest city. http://www.latitude38.com/changes/Changes04-05.html
Shayna - Hylas 45.5
Larry Hirsch & Dorothy Taylor



Golfito has two marinas. But they are small and EXPENSIVE! (In fact, there are only 3 marinas in all of Costa Rica and they are all expensive.)  While in Golfito, we anchored close to “Land Sea Services” a business owned by the ex-pats Katy and Tim. For cruisers, Land Sea provides a dinghy dock, laundry services, shower and a fridge full of beer and sodas available cruisers on the honor system (take a beer mark it on the white board next to the fridge and settle up later). http://www.shaimas.com/index.html

 


Sailing into Golfo Dulce early in the morning, we find it is surrounded by pristine rainforest. The Peninsula de Osa on its west side, holds the Corcovado National Park, a wilderness for walking, camping and observing the unique flora and fauna. Lodges dot the shores, many only accessible by boat. This region is probably the most isolated of Costa Rica which adds to its appeal. Many roads are for four-wheel drives and due to the rain often muddy or impassable. A boat is the best transport here.  There are two towns…Golfito on the east side and Puerto Jimenez on the Peninsula de Osa. Golfito, our base, was once a company town for the United Fruit Company, (bananas) and Puerto Jimenez is the frontier gateway to Corcovado National Park and is the base for surfers, hikers and nature lovers.  We anchored in Golfito near a small marina, Land and Sea, and met our hosts Katy and Tim. Both Americans, they have a great little cruisers club here catering to sailors of the world with their extensive knowledge of the area. The "club" is small and comfy with a bit of funk thrown in. It is a good place to base ourselves.  http://seafever5.com/Pacific%20Journey_files/costa_rica.htm


Arriving at our boat was a pleasant experience, as Tim and Katie at Land-Sea Services had done a great job at keeping the mold down and the boat gleaming. The first thing we did was to get the refrigerated started, and to buy some Pepsi and ice cream, as well as some unnecessary items, at the grocery store. The selection is so terrible, that we bought a bag of pinto beans thinking that we could make something good with them. There was a guy named Oscar doing some canvas repair work at Land-Sea, so we took him our damaged mainsail and he performed some reinforcing work, although he will never pass as a sailmaker. The town had a small carnival, and we went down to buy some dinner, but the music was so loud we couldn’t stand it and left. We had a bachelor dinner instead, and hit the sack early.
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The advice and good-natured help from other cruisers has proven invaluable. Dennis is another example of that. Only Dennis had answered my VHF call. Dennis told me how to find the anchoring area, then how to proceed, giving the locations of the port captain, immigration, customs, and agricultural inspection. Then as we offered him coffee, juice, and Royal Dansk Butter Cookies (purchased in Bonaire), he filled us in on the local scene, and alerted us to what we will find as we voyage north up the coast of Costa Rica. Later, Dennis and Casey were part of a group having sundowners at the Land & Sea, a funky yacht services and travel agency near the Banana Bay Marina, where we dropped off our laundry and checked our emails. They had planned to leave Costa Rica yesterday on their ketch, Anastasia, after an unplanned stay here of six year years. Perhaps they’ll leave today. We’ll see. http://www.pacificbliss.com/journal34.html


A+ In Golfito
Written by Maureen, Duluth, Minnesota
To anyone heading to Golfito, Costa Rica... the place to be is Land Sea Services. They are the most friendly, honest, efficient people around. Katie and Tim have developed an impressive "one stop shop" and can do everything from provisions, to international and national air travel, local tours and lodging to boat sitting and maintenance. We recommend them with 5 stars! They made our trip to Golfito a wonderful one!!  http://www.seatizen.com


Visit the Jungle Port!
Written by Kelly and Chad, Boston, MA
Just wanted to express our thanks to Tim and Katie for making our trip to the "Sweet Gulf" a wonderful one. We raised 16 Sailfish! For those who want a day or a few days fishing off the coast of Golfito, Katie can set you up with the best of the best in the area. We recommend flying on SANSA to San Jose and spending a few days shaking out your "sea legs" and checking out the highlands. The butterfly gardens are amazing! Katie can get you plane tickets. You will be happy you flew, the bus ride is 8 hours!! Trust us, the crew at Land Sea Services are the best in town! Muchas Gracias! See you next year.   http://www.seatizen.com


Gleeful in Golfito
Written by Carly and Mike, San Diego, CA
What a gold mine we stumbled onto when we met Katie from Land Sea Services. After a beautiful flight from San Jose to Golfito, we were ready for a jungle adventure. The sleepy little port town of Golfito was a nice stop for one or two days... but then what? Thankfully we found Katie! She encouraged us to go across the Golfo Dulce and check out the Puerto Jimenez area. We took a water taxi from Golfito to Puerto Jimenez, as saw dolphins frolicking and even riding the bow waves. There were two sea turtles and flying fish. Katie has many options for wonderful places to stay on the Osa. We were thrilled to find our jungle paradise was only yards away from the most spectacular beach in the Southern Zone. Scarlet Macaws, monkeys, dolphins, wild pigs and hummingbirds are just some of the animals we saw. We also were itching to get out on the water and FISH! Katie has connections with some of the best sport fishing captains around. They can pick you up right at the public dock in town. It couldn't be any easier! After a fun filled day of fishing the crew took the day's catch to a local restaurant where they fixed it up Tico style. Fresh Dorado, cold Imperiales, rice and beans... a dream to remember. We highly recommend Land Sea Services, Katie is the best!! We will be back.  http://www.seatizen.com


For our final stop in Costa Rica, we sailed across the bay and into Golfito. This town was built by the United Fruit Company when they moved their banana shipping operations from the Caribbean side, so it had many pretty turn-of-the-century houses. Since the banana business closed, the town now runs a successful zona libre, or duty free area. We applied 24 hours in advance for our chance to stock the liquor locker with duty free wines and spirits. While in Golfito, we used the services of Land & Sea, run by Tim and Katie, a pair of ex-hippie ex-cruisers. They are remarkable. It was really fun to listen to their tales of daily life in small town Costa Rica. For $4 a day, we could use the dinghy dock, the hot showers, and enjoy the cruiser club - complete with DVD player, cable TV, stereo, and an honor system bar. Tim and Katie are very supportive of the indígenas, and carry a good line of carvings and handicrafts. We bought some beautiful carved and painted masks, one to grace BREILA's salon.  http://www.yachtbreila.com/log21.htm


 

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