First, my apologies to photographers everywhere. Now, here are a few basic shots of what this place looks like.
The Tree House Restaurant in Santa Elena. Get it? There’s a tree inside their restaurant!
The bulk of Santa Elena. You can see the Tree House Restaurant just left of center. It’s the yellow building with the two arched windows. (Khris, it’s the one with giant tree growing through it.)
The view from Santa Elena back towards where we live. See the radio tower? See the hotel about 300 yards to the right of it with the green roof? Our place is about a half mile farther past that hotel.
Looking west at the Gulf of Nicoya from in front of the language school where we’re staying. Sunsets are crazy.
For the record, Santa Elena is Monteverde’s neighboring village. It’s where the main stores are. It’s about a 25 minute walk from our apartment.
The farmers market today sucked, mainly because it closed three hours early. By the time we got there all that remained of it was a lonely old woman sitting in front of a moldy papaya in the middle of the high school gymnasium.
It should go without saying that Pam bought the papaya.