In part, my absence from the blogging world was taken up by a trip to Costa Rica from which we had just returned two weeks ago. My goals were two-fold, firstly to gather information for an article on eco – travel up the country’s rivers and secondly – a personal goal – to visit the Barra Honda Caves.
From the time of my arrival I worked to set up a trip. The Barra Honda Caves are situated at the inner elbow of the Nicoya peninsula. We were staying in Tamarindo – a surfer town on the Pacific Coast. Sadly the trip never materialized but if you are considering the same you are best advised to turn up in person at the Barra Honda Park and hire a ranger who will take you there.
By all accounts the cave is at least an hour’s hike into the jungle. I was told by a tour company operator “nobody ever goes there, it is too hard, two extreme” – looking at my belly – “You gotta be in good shape”.
I understand that there is some kind of pit just past the entrance – the no can do tour operator said it was at least 200 feet deep, the guy who took me as far as this picture said, it is only about 30 feet deep.
I was told that the caves lie within the above mountain. Is this true? I am not sure but next year when I return to Costa Rica, I will not leave until I find out!