Day 24: Heaven is October in Limón

Ahhhhhh. Will you look at that?

Come October in San José, everyone’s thoughts turn to the Costa Rican Caribbean. Or they should. As rain soaks the rest of the country, the province of Limón often experiences lovely weather. And because it’s the off season, you’ll often find empty beaches.

It’s impossible to overstate the beauty of this province, especially the nooks and crannies of its coast. If you aren’t there today, then get your boost through the music of Walter Ferguson, the revered Calypso king from Cahuita on the southern Caribbean coast (you can find plenty to sample on YouTube, Spotify and other spots on the web). His gentle voice brings a smile to your face even as he skewers social wrongs. If you’re stuck in an office, on a clogged highway or inside your head today, take a listen.

Photo by Simon Dannhauer via Shutterstock.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; and please connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! You can also find me churning out small, square poems on any topic under the sun (here on the site, on Instagram or Twitter). 

 

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