Pura Vida, Mae

October 25, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Posted in Beach, City, Costa Rica, Culture, Surfing, Travel | 2 Comments
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First of all, shout out to Devin Dvorak: Pepperdine Graduate, Fulbright Fellow in Argentina and one of my best friends, for being the only person to come visit me here in Central America.  The best part of travel is the adventures that are shared and it is awesome catching up with old friends in new countries on one of those.  Unlike my last blog, this: this is a travel blog.

The destination was Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.  Picked on a whim (one of his friends from Buenos Aires is moving there in the spring), we were headed to Disfrútalo Resort on the beach.  We met up on the flight from Guate City to San Jose, but little did we know that the 5 and 1/2 hour bus won´t leave until 3 hours after we got in and would take close to 7 hours.

We arrived late to the beach, and tried to settle into our Villa despite the fact that our Italian host was quite angry to have been woken up. (Ok, maybe not woken up at 9pm, but something got him bent out of shape).  The next day, we chilled on the beach, drank some Flor de Caña, went body surfing and planned our weekend: renting quads, surfing, good food, and a lot of down-time.

This was a tourist or extended tourist spot. We spoke more English than Spanish, and ate meals closer to what you would find in California than Central America (Burgers, Fish and Chips, Falafel).  We spoke to far too many Argentines and far too few Costa Ricans, drove quads to waterfalls and down creeks, surfed waves that were far to big and blown out, and woke up and went to bed with the sun.  It was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Guate City, and the perfect opportunity to catch up and trip plan for our future adventures in Argentina.  All to be topped off with an awesome Argentine dinner in San Jose!

Pura vida, mae. My Costa Rican adventure is one to remembered for some time to come (at least until we put the first km on the rental car in Argentina).

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