I was up early so decided to head over the rocks to another beach. I was hoping to see the howler monkeys we have been hearing. So I climbed the rocks and headed to a nearby beach walking barefoot on the sand. No howler monkeys barking away but head down on this early morning I raise my head and look ahead and I am glad I did as if I did not I may not have been around the tell this story. A few feet away looking me in eye is a Central American Coral Snake highly venomous. I froze in my tracks with my mouth saying. “Holy Shit!”. I walk backwards very slowly and the snake heads off. Although just after 07:00 I could use a couple shots of Costa Rican rum.