Costa Rican Tang

Trip Start Feb 07, 2012
Trip End Apr 24, 2012

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Hotel La Rosa de America Alajuela
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of San Jose,
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hola Everyone,

Our first full day in Costa Rica was spent driving from San Jose to Playa Grande.  On the map, this looked like a nice 5 hour drive, giving us lots of time to enjoy the countryside of Costa Rica.  Now, that we have experience it, I will more accurately describe the event as 5 hours of harrowing driving on one lane roads where drivers gun it around one another with little regard to anyone's safety, including their own. 
Three hours into the ride, we stopped in a small town, Esparza, to get a few supplies at the local "supermercado".  Paul, who always has organic nutrition in mind during all purchases, grabbed a 3 pack of something that most closely resembled "Costa Rican Tang".  I worked hard to bite my tongue, but knew we had another 2 hours of car chaos ahead.  Much to my delight, the gods were on my side.  Hunter tripped on the way back to the car, smashing the Agent Orange on the pavement.
I pretty much did a jig over the event.  You'll note Paul's good humour over my spontaneous dance in one of the pictures. 
We grabbed a beer in Cowboy country as we drove through the heart of the Nicoya Penisula.  It was absolutely gorgeous and reminded us of Colorado in many ways...mostly how you would pass grasslands with grazing cows with foothills and mountains rising up in the distance.
Arriving in Playa Grande brought huge smiles to the weary crew.  Within 5 minutes, boys were swimming and we had cervezas in hand.
La Buena Vida (the good life)
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Lindsey on

Jealous! Wish we were there! :)

Lal on

But do you know the way to San Hose?

Kerri on

Miss you already!! the way....15 days! you all

Bree on

Your drive reminds me of a jeep tour we took in St Lucia. Missed you on the slops :-)

Bree on

Brett, Cally, Tux and Fish say Hi!

Mrs. H & Team Humphrey on

Caitlin says she will see you on Thursday!
Bring us ALL back some Costa Rican Tang! WE WANT IT!

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