Iguanas that climb into bed with you

I didn’t quite realize how far out we were into the countryside of Costa Rica until our next door neighbor told us about the six foot iguana who climbed in bed with him!

The stream that borders the property we are renting in Costa Rica

He lifted his head, the iguana lifted his (or her) head, there was eye contact, he screamed, the iguana dashed away.  He said this only happened once.  This explains why we have an iguana/ bird feeder a little distance from our side door – to keep the iguana well fed and away from the house.  We are appeasing the iguana god.

We are in Costa Rica for a few months.  We were fortunate to find a house in the cooler foot hills above San Isidro del General in the central pacific area of Costa Rica. We are just down river from a biological reserve.  The grounds are beautiful.

The house is just as beautiful.  Like most homes in Costa Rica it has a very open air design.

There are numerous pieces of art around the house and in the garden that the owner has added over the years.  We feel very fortunate that we were able to find this place through a friend.  We hope to be able to rent here again next year.

It’s not all beauty, warm temperatures, and sunlight.  Today we go into town for some dental work. Tonight we see a Christmas production in town that a friend of ours is in.  We are getting to know some of the more permanent members of the community.  Though there is a strong expat presence here, San Isidro itself is pretty agricultural though it is between some great beach and mountain biological reserves and parks. More later.













Author: talks2trees

I'm a recent writer and retired teacher. Married for more than half my life to Ariana I am content now to travel with her to warm places while snow swirls around our home in upstate NY where we live two houses away from my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Our daughter lives just a block away so our decision to travel is not without a consequence. However we have taken very few vacations in our married life so this journey, that starts in Costa Rica, is very new.

2 thoughts on “Iguanas that climb into bed with you”

  1. I’m glad you arrived safely. The pictures are beautiful.
    Iguanas are fairly benign and I understand they taste like chicken, so if that’s your biggest problem, I’m not feeling sorry for you.
    Write more.


  2. Hi Jalil – didn’t know you were going back to Costa Rica during our upstate NY winter again…hope you guys enjoy it a lot; please don’t get injured playing tennis on this trip! The house you found is gorgeous!

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