Ostional & Sounds of the Sea

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Sounds of the Sea

Flag of Costa Rica  , Guanacaste,
Saturday, February 13, 2010

I don't need to describe to you how beautiful the house is, you can see from the pictures below.    I started to describe the house and began to feel like I was entering a new listing.  So check out the pics, it is a beautiful home and I would recommend it absolutely.  The huge expanse of the Pacific that is your backyard view is awe striking.  We have an infinity pool that isn’t very deep but serves as a prime relaxing location to watch the huge waves of Ostional crashing onto the shore below us.  We are about a 5-10 min walk to the beach, the majority of that walk being the trek down the hill to the gate access for our "neighborhood" which is composed of 3 homes.  The town of Ostional spans little more than a couple of blocks.  There you can find a building which I should know the name of but it is where a number of visitors come to stay and assist with the arribadas (massive olive ridley turtle hatchings) as well as the leatherbacks, a handful of sodas (their name for deli type restaurants), one bar Bar Las Brisas, a few tiny b&bs, a school, a couple of churches and a tiny kingdom hall.  This has Jose ecstatic and we got out to peak inside the neatly painted slats of wood that make up this little building.   It is indeed a miniature replica of the kingdom halls in the states with the chairs lined in rows, a tiny raised stage with a podium and the year text posted on the wall.  The rest of the town is lined with homes where dogs, chickens and a few cats roam the streets.  I will say behind the homes on your way to the beach it is a little dirty where the tourists as well as locals toss trash, mostly wrappers and beer cans.  But I am in love enough to overlook this flaw.  There are a handful of paths that lead down to Ostional, and although the white sand beaches are still a favorite of mine, the black sand strewn with driftwood and turtle egg shells is eerie and exotic and the tiny shacks peeking out of the palm trees remind you what primitive living these local Ticos still live.  You can’t help but have an emotional reaction as you stand on this beach and let the cool water rush over your feet.  We have been here now 4 days and I am starting to feel the ache that soon we have to leave.  I know our trip is not over and we still have a few more towns to experience, but it is so peaceful here and you do not feel like you are in Disneyland.  This is the real thing. 
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heather on

I got lost in the pictures, HOW BEAUTIFUL!

I think I want to live in that house. LOVE the kitchen at least what I could see of it. And the view, it would have taken wild horses!

AJ on

The best place ever. I love Costa Rica !

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