As a follow up to last week’s post, here’s a few more things I’ve heard people say or seen on various facebook groups:
- I wish there was air conditioning in all of Costa Rica.
- At Pavas airport, one girl says: There’s a nice view on the second level. Her friend responds: Is it air conditioned?
- Why are all the restaurants open-air? Doesn’t anyone offer air conditioning?
- The waves are too loud and are keeping us up at night in our beachfront hotel room.
- There are Halloween crabs and/or geckos in my hotel room…they must be removed! (Note: these are two of the most harmless and timid animals in all of Costa Rica)
- From someone living in Costa Rica: What should I do with my kids during rainy season? (My thought to this one was: Really? What did you do with them when it rained in your hometown?).
And I’ve saved the best for last:
Costa Rica is such a beautiful island.
Sadly, that last one actually happens way more frequently than you’d imagine.
Not to make fun of the tourists traveling for the first time in Costa Rica but they really do have some funny questions and comments. And as you know from reading my blog, I’m the first one to make fun of myself so I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here.
So here’s the first funniest question…next week I’ll post the rest.
Guests arrive at a hotel on their first day in Costa Rica during a torrential thunder and lightning storm. Time is approximately 4:00 p.m.
Guest: Do you think it will stop raining soon?
Front desk concierge: No, I think it will probably be raining for the rest of the day.
Guest: Is it going to rain tomorrow?
Front desk concierge gives a look of uncertainty and replies: Well, I don’t know. Maybe.
There’s no way to tell or know if it’s going to be raining the next day or when the current rainstorm will cease. Sure, you can look up on the weather sites for the 10 day forecast but most likely, all you’ll see is 85 degrees and thunderstorms. Even if there aren’t any thunderstorms that actually happen, it will still state that there will be.
The weather here is totally unpredictable. But that’s what makes it fun. Just wait until you’re hiking in the tropical rainforest and out of nowhere a rain storm begins. Listen to the amazing sounds created as the rain tries to fall through the canopy of the trees. Notice how all of the birds, frogs and crickets have gone silent. And be happy that you’re in a warm climate so that when it stops raining, your soaking wet clothes will dry off quickly.