After showing photos of the luxurious Four Seasons, I thought I would show a very different side of Costa Rica. This is a local Tico house along the banks of the Penas Blancas River in central Costa Rica. It is near the Arenal Volcano area.
The nearby river is used for raft trips for viewing wildlife by tourists visiting the Arenal Volcano area. To break up the river float trips, some tour operators have organized a little excursion for tourists to get out of the rafts for a little while, to have a refreshment at this farm house, and to be able to walk around this simple farmstead.
You will notice that the house is built on stilts, with the ground floor a shaded area under the house. This also provides protection from flooding if the river overflows its banks.