Happy Thanksgiving!!! We have made it safely to Cahuita and this place is different than the rest of costa rica so far. It has strong rasta influence and smells of jamaica. The town is small and almost all the locals are dreaded rastafarian. The Main street turns directly into a trail leading through a national park along the ocean. There are both white and black sand beaches boarded by the jungle. Our first night here we had an amazing caribbean coconut milk seafood dish that was the best food we have had since the trip began, amazing. Last night we went out to the local bar and listened to live reggae, pretty cool. Today we hike 6km one way, to an isolated white sand beach. When we got there we encountered our first wouldbe theft. While lindsay was laying on the beach and i was in the ocean, a monkey came up next to lindsay and started chewing and trying to get into our backpack. He opened it up and lindsay snaped a picture. But then the little grimlin took out our clothes and ran off into the forest with then. Lucas ran out of the water and chased the little
theif down and got our clothes back. It was pretty funny. After that a raccoon came walking by and lindsay jumped up from her towel and he walked right across the towel and kept going. On the way back we encountered the monkey again. Actually, the little guy was hasseling us the whole time. So we snapped a few close-up pictures of him for later identification. Walking back we saw a much nicer younger monkey that made us feel better about the monkey species. We also saw a few lizards and what we think is a pit viper, very poisonous. Well thats about all for now, we hope everyone is enjoying the holiday.