San Juan del Sur- Paradise on the Beach

Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
Trip End Mar 26, 2010

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

San Juan del Sur- Paradise on the Beach

After the Isla, Devin and I made our way over to the beach to enjoy a few days of sun before picking up his Mom in Costa Rica. Our two new friends, Taylor and Anna, came with us. We took the ferry back across to the main land then drove the quick 30 minutes to the beach. Pulling up to the view we thought we had died and gone to heaven. Out of all of the amazing beaches I've seen, in all the countries I've been to, this has to be on my top 20 list. It was incredible. The sand the perfect, the ocean clean, and the harbor around it was a sight to reveal in.

We quickly found a spot to park the Wesley, an ocean front property,
and made our way over to a bar with beach chairs and hammocks. Devin
did a little work while I jumped in the ocean. We spent the last few fading hours of daylight enjoying the sunset, a few beers, and dipping in the warm, crystal clear ocean. That night we cooked a nice dinner as we enjoyed out view then meet our friends out for a she-saw (hookah).

The next morning I woke up to take my first swim on the day at 7:30 AM. It was so refreshing and I loved having the ocean to myself. I was standing in the crystal clear water, just enjoying the view, when I saw something swim towards me. I quickly jumped over it with my heart in my chest. It looked like a sting ray! I ran back to the van to tell Devin what I saw. He quickly assured me that if it was they weren't dangerous to swim with. They were only dangerous if you step on one and the chances of that were very slim. So we both heading back out together, and sure enough, we saw more sting rays! They were everywhere! They were riding in the waves and even jumping out of the water. It was beautiful and so surreal. At one point Devin thought he might have seen a small fin but wasn't sure. Also, we were in pretty shallow water so we knew if there were any sharks they wouldn't be dangerous ones. After our swim we rode our bikes to the store to get food for breakfast. Devin cooked me a wonderful breakfast of pancakes and eggs. After that I went back in the ocean, my third time that day, and you'll never guess what I saw right in front of me! Two shark fins. They were tiny and I was only in water about 3 feet deep so I know I was safe. They came out of the water about 6 feet in front of me, then dipped and came back out again. It was amazing. What a wonderful experience in a Pacific. Devin and I enjoyed another lazy day on the beach and a bonfire that night.

Devin and I fell in love with this little surfing village and we are
defiantly sad to go...
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