Pamper day: mud/massage/hot springs/night out

Trip Start Dec 01, 2009
Trip End Dec 10, 2009

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Guanacaste,
Saturday, December 5, 2009

Well today we opted to not raft and to take it easy.  we took several naps and had a massage company come out to our hotel.  we had their menu and negotiated some deals with them. 
James wanted a sweedish massage and Manny and I opted for mud wraps and massages. The boys were like " ok we are gonna have 2 girls come out for us and we'll get a guy for you"  i wasnt too sure how the mud thing worked so i was like, "ummm i dont think i want some random man smearing mud on my possibly naked body... thats creepy"

well after a yummy lunch the massage people show up and set up our little set up in the pavilion overlooking the pool.  a guy shows up and two girls.  one is older and one is really young girl.  The boys immediately are flipping a coin for the young girl.

Well we get up to our set up and they have us all seperated and private so we all wrap up in towels and get on the table and lo and behold i have the young girl and james ended up with the guy.  i laughed so hard inside!

so she spread and massaged mud into my skin for about 30 minutes and then wrapped me in a plastic/paper thing for the mud to dry.  it felt really good however, it exfoliated my skin and took a lot of my spray tan off so i looked funny....  so after ir dried i had to wrap up in a towel and run to our room and shower it off.  Fortunately we had the resort to ourselves so i didnt look ridiulous running across the lawn  haha

so she massaged me for an hour and i was giggling like a little girl cus apparently over there they spend quite a long amount of time on your glutes.   the owner Filico ( who became our buddy) was coming over taking pictures of all three of us and wouldnt go away when we were done.  the ladies laughed and just sat there and helped me manuver so i could get dressed cus i was just laying there like uhhhhhh.  i guess over there they arent used to modestly as much as we are here.  But the ladies helped me get dressed and then we changed and headed to the hotsprings.

There are several hotsprings and we had thought about going to the big expensive one that had dinner and slides and stuff.  if we went late enough we got a pass for that night and it was good for the next day and for dinner as well.   there were some moderately priced ones too but we heard that they blasted music and were under construction.  Filico told us about a cheap one that was very strict on how many people they let in and was really nice and secluded.

We went on over to the Ecotermales hot springs and tried out the 5 different pools.  it felt so good and it made our skin so soft. 

we went home to kokoro and got cleaned up and met up with Filico and his friend Luca and went to a place in town called Chella's.  We ordered dinner and drinks and of course Manny ordered like the worlds largest meat plate.  it was hilarious.  Filico and i salsa danced and then we left and headed to the discotec.  It was funny in there.  I danced with several of the local guys and the girls were giving me some ugly looks.  I dont think they expected the little blonde gringa to know how to salsa dance and steal their potential attention. 
After a little while i just opted to dance with my friends.

on the way home we stopped to see if we could get in the Balde Hotsprings to look around, no such luck, although we did see like the largest beatle ever!
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