“Travels to a Different Time”: March 2004: Puntarenas Costa Rica: The Shuttle Bus into Liberia

The hotel description stated there was shuttle service into the town of Liberia. Nothing was stated whether it was complimentary or if there was a charge for using the shuttle service. The trip was 50 minutes and a return trip cost the four of us $80USD. Part of the trip was the road we took from the airport to our hotel. From a distance the topography is brown but up close there are patches of green. There were a few controlled fires burning. Liberia is dry and dusty and far from being developed touristically unlike for example Playa de Carmen outside of Cancun. There were a few shops selling to tourists. We went to the supermarket and bought a kilo of Costa Rican coffee for $9 and some aged rum for $14. The church was ugly fabricated with cement slabs. The return trip was a bit more interesting as we cut through backroads and saw fields of sugar cane. The soil has a reddish tinge to it.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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