The northern Pacific suffers frequent droughts, associated with the Niño phenomenon. Pacific ports include Puntarenas, Quepos, and Golfito.
Two modern ports, Caldera and Punta Morales, were built near Puntarenas in the 1980s.
They were mating in the trees, they were mating in the air. Their bodies crunched beneath our sandaled feet as we stood in his mother's verdant yard and kissed. He called and I told him sure, yes, I would meet him down in Costa Rica for a week.
I was on a road trip and he was my friend's cousin. He'd been last-minute rejected from the Peace Corps elsewhere in Central America and had become too determined to get out of Charlotte. My flight was more surreal than flights already are, me realizing I actually was en route to a foreign country to spend a week with a man I did not know. On the bus, we watched a deaf girl and her father read a book. When we’d spoken on the phone — he'd been in Costa Rica a few months now — he’d said that’s what he missed most about the States: Blow Pops. We sucked on more Blow Pops and also cigarettes on the stormy ferry and while waiting in a pack of locals for another bus, which got stuck in the mud.
Costa Rica is orderly, prosperous and relatively crime free.
Costa Rican Women, or "Ticas" are not desperate to leave the country like Russian Women, Asian Women and other women living in opressed or poor countries.
Past customs, I stepped into the bright day that was San José. Now the taxi drivers were positive that I was lost or had changed my mind and each made the decision to approach me again and ask again, and I — no gracias no gracias no gracias — I began to wonder about myself too. After, he went out and looked at he crude oil ocean and the moon. We wanted to take the bus to Mal País but that bus didn’t exist, a Midwestern guy told us. Then he came sprinting back, shouting he had found a room run by a German guy with a dog who looked like his now-dead pit bull and a bar with football on too. The owner, Richard, had opened it after he’d followed "a gal" there, and then when it was open she’d left him. Now go make me a real goddamn vent.” His big laugh echoed through the high tin roof. He sold us Israeli beers for 50 cents — he’d bought the whole case from an Israeli and couldn’t sell "a single goddamned oneofum" at full price.The meseta is in the Central Valley—an area five times as large as the plateau— which includes three other cities in addition to San José.Temperature varies with altitude, averaging over 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) in the coastal lowlands, but only 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) at the higher elevations.Costa Rica takes enormous pride in its resplendent natural treasures, its strong democratic tradition and its emergence as an economic leader in Latin America.For this reson, Costa Rican Women, Colombian Girls and Latin Ladies living happily in a this beautiful country, are not looking for a ticket out of this wonderful country.