Surfin in San Juan
Trip Start Mar 29, 2010
14Trip End Sep 01, 2010
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Granada was a very pretty and bustling old city with tons of locals offering horse carriage rides and little street kids selling various things... We purchased a twirly leafy thing from a local kid who made them from scratch right in front of us. We proceeded to pay that little man his money(30cents) and put it on top of our heads while walking down the main bar street
When in San Juan, the main attraction is surfing. The problem is that the surfing in San Juan takes place 20mins or so drive away at surrounding beaches, the main beach doesn't get the waves, is full of fish boats, and is polluted apparently. So we jumped in with the local surfing bros jeeps and headed over to a beach where the waves were good, to catch some tasty waves. First day we went for the body boarding option to ease ourselves into it. Caught lots of great waves, had a great time.Next day the waves were very big. We both went for the surfboard option. Caught 1 possibly two waves, got smashed trying, drank a couple litres of salt water.
Found a bar playing Canucks games... caught a couple, a win and a loss. All for naught now though!
We then realized we had to be in Panama city(long way) in 5 days... so it was time to get going... 18 hours to San Jose, Costa Rica!