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Santa Cruz

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  • Day116

    Tamarindo

    December 25, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Gringohochburg, Touristenhotspot... Mag sein, aber Tamarindo ist trotzdem ein schönes Städtchen, wo es einen coolen Strand zum Surfen, nette Restaurants und freundliche Leute gibt. Der Ort liegt an der Pazifikküste und strahlt viel Lebensfreude aus. Die Rastafaris sucht man hier zwar vergebens, aber der Surf Spirit bei Leuten und in den Lokalen ist etwa gleich "chillig". Wir verbrachten die Weihnachtstage hier. Unser Hostel, Casa Aura war super gelegen, direkt am Strand und stylisch eingerichtet. Neben surfen konnten wir mit Sonja wieder einmal dem Jassen frönen und unsere eReader kamen auch nicht zu kurz. Natürlich durften zur Weihnachtsfeier ein paar Drinks auch nicht fehlen. Nicht Weihnachten wie wir es kennen, aber es war trotzdem sehr gemütlich. Natürlich haben wir unsere Liebsten schon ein wenig vermisst, genauso wie ein feines Fondue Chinoise oder ein Filet im Teig.Read more

  • Day127

    Back in Tamarindo

    January 5 in Costa Rica

    Nachdem uns Sonja verlassen hatte und zurück in die Schweiz geflogen ist, gings für uns noch einmal zurück nach Tamarindo für 4 Tage. Wir wollten noch einmal ein bisschen surfen, die Wellen waren jedoch nur mässig hoch und deshalb gings nur zweimal in die Wellen. Im Vergleich was jetzt los ist in diesem Städtchen, war es bei unserem ersten Besuch eigentlich fast Menschenleer. Wie wir hörten, war es zu Silvester noch viel krasser. Die Leute tummeln sich zu Hunderten im Wasser und wenn einmal eine gute Welle am Strand eintrifft, stürzen sich gleich einige darauf. Wir hatten nur noch die Wahl zwischen zwei Hostels, weil alles andere ausgebucht war. Dementsprechend ist unser Hostel auch nur mässig gut. Umgangssprachlich würde man sagen, "es seikeled ächle im WC". Die Leute, hauptsächlich Amis und Kanadier sind aber sehr offen und wir hatten einige gute Stunden beim Surfen, im Ausgang und am Strand mit ihnen. Beim russischen Trinkspiel hatte ich eigentlich keine Ahnung was vor sich ging, der Kater am nächsten Tag hat dies dann auch bestätigt, Spass hat's trotzdem gemacht.Read more

  • Day19

    Bienvenido a Costa Rica

    September 22, 2016 in Costa Rica

    After we literally walked over the border, we headed to a beach town called Tamarindo. With early morning surfing and relaxing afternoons at the pool bar or at a beautiful shell beach, we truly enjoyed the "pura vida" lifestyle. :)

  • Day4

    Day 5, JW Marriott, Guanacaste

    December 26, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Today was all about relaxing! We have had amazing buffet meals, swimming in a beautiful pool, a massage (so needed that!), and scouring tide pools for critters.

    Infinity pool, driftwood, sunrise, Christmas tree, Vienne at tide pool, a hidden crab in the tide pool.

  • Day3

    Day 4, Turtle Park

    December 25, 2017 in Costa Rica

    We visited a center that is working to protect the leatherback turtles. The Caravan tour operation donates a portion of our costs to support these research and conservation efforts.

    The 2 researchers there were both American students working on their masters. Pics are of recently hatched turtles (these were not leatherbacks though), the researchers and the nesting pen where eggs are transferred after being laid, the beach where eggs are found, Pura Vida, and TJ running in the sandRead more

  • Day160

    Potrero

    July 12, 2017 in Costa Rica

    After a pounding ear infection, a flat tyre, an amazing chocolate chip muffin 🤤 and SIX hours of driving only 100km we f i n a l l y made it to Playa Potrero which is on the Pacific coast in Guancaste.

    Guancaste is the province in the north at the border with Nicaragua and is known for having the best beaches in Costa Rica.

    One of first our full day we walked to Playa Flamingo - called that because of the 'pink' sand on the beach. This was a huge anticlimax. The sand might have had a pink tinge to it but I'm not even sure if I really did or I was pretending it did to justify the 45min walk there. We ate at Coco Loco which is right on the beach and does amazing coconut cocktails. Gracias.

    In the evening there was an amazing sunset on the beach with a glass of wine. The sky turned purple it was incredible.

    The second day was a pool/ food/ watching orange is the new black in the room, waiting for the rain to pass day and then another sunset - which all in all was pretty nice. I'm enjoying the chilled vibe here.

    We also did a catamaran sunset cruise where you could go snorkelling. The snorkelling wasn't amazing but we did see two turtles in the wild and we had a really nice day.

    On the last day we went to Playa Conchal which was the nicest beach by far. It was our last day together and we had a nice lunch and afternoon on the beach. In the evening we watched the final sunset and then had dinner at the sailing club on the beach. It was a really nice way to end another amazing holiday.

    We got up early the next day and I was dropped off in Liberia to catch the bus to the border town of Penas Blancas. It was really sad to say goodbye to mum and Rosy as we couldn't have had a better holiday in a nicer plan, but today essentially marks two months until I'm back in England so I've got to the make the most of my time left.
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  • Day15

    Tamarindo (Coral Reef Surf Hostel)

    September 6, 2015 in Costa Rica

    Despite the travel of 7 hours by bus from San José, I love this place and for sure will be back in October. Here you meet crocodiles relaxing on the beach, crazy party people from all over the world and great surfing teachers...

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