Now that I am back from paradise, it feels almost surreal that I went on a vacation. Real life catches up quickly. As soon as I came back, I got a slight cold. The weather here did not help. It dipped into the low 40s, 30s, and some nights, even 20s. Shortly after I came back, I went back to work and it was like nothing really changed. So before I forget it all, here are pictures of our few days in paradise. Part I of ???.
After almost the whole day of flying, I saw Costa Rica from our plane.
But I know it was real because I kept pinching myself.
We soon landed and started our adventure.
We saw the Gulf of Papagayo from atop the hill.
We were really hungry after our flight and went to Soda Teresita right by Coco Beach to eat. “Soda” are casual restaurants.
The plates were piled with yummy food and sides. Black Beans, Rice, Cheese, sides of salad and some lemons. Really delicious. Typical Tico food. Tico is a colloquial term for a native of Costa Rica.
After a night of rest, we set out on Coco Beach and boarded the Mapache Boat tour that our hotel arranged for us. Everyone talked excitedly of the possibility of a whale sighting (again), so we were hoping we will see some on that visit.
Along the way, we started taking pictures of the vast ocean, sights, and of our feet.
We saw flying fishes and some excited sightings of dolphins. But alas, no whales…
When we got to our little private beach in the middle of nowhere, some of us laid on the beach and try to work on our tan. Some of us got restless, and went splashing in the waves. Some went kayaking. Some went snorkeling. Some on our stomach and photographed little creatures on the sand.
On our way back, we saw a few more sights. And it was very relaxing. Ever heard of Monkey Head? This is Monkey Head as it looks like one.
Once on land, we were thirsty. I love the Coconut Water and did not much care for the shaved ice due to all that sugar. But it looks pretty.
After strolling around for a bit, we decided to eat. Off we went to Papagayo Seafood Restaurant because everyone said it was great.
Food looked good, right? We did a bit of shopping after that and went back to our hotel to sleep.
Part II of our adventure coming soon. Like they say in Amazing Race, where will they go next?