Travel Blogs from Tamarindo
Tamarindo was a pleasant surprise.
The hotel was much better than expected,
1. Patio on to the pool, nice room and opposite the beach.
2. It was not over developed (no macdonalds or any other chains).
3. Very laid back surfer culture.
4. Everything was reasonably priced.
We arrived and headed straight for the …
... to shreds from friction on the board. Think we will both have a few bruises tomorrow but it was worth it, I'd love to have another lesson.
We were both shattered when we finished so we lay by the hotel pool for a while then went for lunch at a high end beach club. After we went for a massage on the beach which was great for aching muscles but not great on grazed skin! Now as I'm writing this we are sat in a beach bar with live music drinking red bull to try and wake ourselves ...
... a dive, came up as an 'unresponsive diver on the surface'. I was at the time grappling with a weight belt and didn't even hear Brenda say that we had to go and help him but Julian had gone off after him. By the time I realised Tom had floated off about 30-40 metres from the boat, as I had already rescued Carlos in a similar situation I was kind of hoping I didn't have to go but off I went. After swimming super far to get to Tom and Julian I then decided that it would be a good ...
... passing through made it a trip to remember. Mudslides by Victor were not bad either.
Roger the American: This guy stuck out like the green thumb. The stereotypical American in another country. Not always a good thing.
The peace and solitude of a night of heavy rain while completely alone in another country. A truly isolating, yet peaceful experience.
The generosity of Heinz, a local guy, ...
... water and we were off. I would be the one driving as I would not be drinking. Laws in Costa Rica say that anyone of age can drink in the vehicle except the driver – which is awesome. So the boys enjoyed the light beer while I was enjoying my Costa Rican Coffee. The concierge set-up our GPS before we left so we hit the buttons and follow the directions. We stopped along the way at this restaurant ...