San Vito as seen from the grounds of the Cantaros Ecotourism Project
Our cabana at Casca ta del Bosco
We followed a wide, flat river through a scenic valley on our way to a new Costa Rica destination. San Vito. Our drive climbed to the foot hills of the Talamanca Mountain Range and planted us on a plateau close to the Panama border. We passed cows and cowboys, vast mountain vistas and abundant local color.
No other place in Costa Rica has been so heavily influenced by Italian culture than San Vito. In fact, we were schooled by Lillian from the towns' steadfast Italian joint as to the right time of night to say,"Buenas Noches" 7 pm to be exact.
We loved our beautiful and super affordable cabana facing the endearing green San Vito Mountains. But the icing on the cake was a pastel blush on the horizon...
We woke up to a magnificent sunrise! And if you actually read my blog (and I hope you do) you'll know I never miss this moving morning event.
We spotted a Violaceaous Trogon in the trees out front of our cabana. I've found the property where you are staying is almost always the best place for birding.
We followed the signs at Jardin Botanico Wilson.
We saw fuzzy trees.
And weird exotic plants.
There were Agoutis galore.
Side Note: When the Queen visited Belize she was fed what is now referred to as Royal Rat. Agouti. Ha!
A perfect specimen.
A tower view of tall palms.
Another day in San Vito begins...
"Buenos dias," I say to no one in particular after breathing a heavenly sigh. "Gracias, Costa Rica!"