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Travel Blogs from Playa Flamingo
... foot and bicycle traffic patronizing the food, clothing and other small stores. The beach and a beautiful park were at the end of the main street. We learned Tico families, especially from Liberia, flock to Coco on the weekends. It can be very crowded and Rob thought we might be more at ease at Playa Hermosa.
That turned out to be the case for Beth and me. We met a local fisherman (Alvaro Rojas) ...
... a great place to buy souvenirs that benefit the
local community. The grocery was perfect place to buy fresh,
All in all, If you want to have a truly "pure" experience in CR, Casa
Cielo and Monteverde are the places to be. The owners make you feel like
a friend or family.
I was very sad to say goodbye to everyone at the school. You meet a bunch of cool people. Teachers teach you a language and then boom, 5 days later everyone is peacing out. I think that is one of the difficult things about traveling alone. The only people that you can talk to and do stuff with come and go on a weekly basis. I learned so much in Playa Flamingo! I went from not being able to comprehend basic phrases to constructing complete sentences. I ...
... and the fish! I was searching for sea shells and one of the best quotes to date came out when I came up with a handful of shells: "I feel like Ariel! But you know like….with a diving mask." I guess you had to be there, but it was really funny. The water was super salty and super easy to float in. Before we left, I went over to the actual snorkel area which had lava rocks and I got to see at least 4 different fish. It was tough though because it was high tide.
... suck. They make us better travelers and make the awesome days that much more awesome.
2. Enjoy the walk and ride. You see so much more in terms of people, wildlife, and weird things when you take an extra 30 minutes to move your legs. (When given the choice between machine and animal, always choose animal.)
3. Don't be afraid to practice your foreign language with an animal. They are the least judgmental listeners you'll ...