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... laguna rock pools which we pre like hot baths as the tide is cut off from them during the day, all had small strippy fish in too. Managed to use my underwater camera to get a few shots too. At the end of the rocks was small cave but it's too rocky to actually get into it which was a shame. We returned home, shell collecting on the way and found some cool ones which look like ice cream cones. Rained all afternoon and when it rains, it ...
... nope. Poor planning CPI. Then my sunglasses broke, lost one of the screws.... Eh, expensive sunglasses never last long. I also had to spend more of what little I had left to get the flotation device for my camera from my host home (that taxi drive was expensive but worth protecting a $200 camera) before convincing Carly to wait for me so we could go into the city and beach together... Really, what part of traveling together did she not understand?? Oh that's right, she ...
... and it shows in the food that he makes at this hotel. He stopped to chat with us again at breakfast. He is a really nice dude from Argentina and takes real pride in his food.
Once we finished breakfast we headed to the spa for our couples massage. Again we had the spa all to ourselves so they let us go in the steam room together. This spa is immaculate and brand new. After 10 minutes in the steam room we were walked out to the cabanas in the woods ...
... fish. After enjoying the morning we packed back up and headed to the actual town of Carrillo where we spent more time at the city beach, soaking up the sun.
Eventually we had to take the bus back to Nicoya and later a taxi to Hojancha (taxi meaning we sat in the back of a pickup truck). It was one of the best weekends I've had here yet. I even survived going to the bathroom in the woods- and that's saying something!
Day 8 - Time to go home.
Monday morning Robin was wracked with chills and body aches and had a full day of travel ahead of her. Come to find out Gabriel, the son's owner, and Robin's buddy, also spent the night throwing up. Flu? Parasite? dunno.
Our driver picked us up at 9 and Robin was able to sleep most of the 2 hr ride to the airport. The next 12 hrs were horrible ...