Walking Tour in San Jose + Tamarindo

Trip Start Jul 06, 2010
Trip End Jul 27, 2010

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Guanacaste,
Sunday, July 11, 2010


Since my last blog entry we toured the capital city of San Jose and then this past weekend we spent in Tamarindo, a small coastal village about 5 hours from the capital. 

Tour of San Jose- Wednesday morning on our tour of San Jose we saw the National Theatre, National Museum, and the downtown district of the city. Most of our time was spent on the bus as our tour guide told us all the tourist facts, but we also had the chance to walk through the theatre and museum. The theatre was pretty lavishly decorated on the inside. We also drove past the giant soccer stadium that is being built in San Jose by the Chinese government. 

Tamarindo- Thursday afternoon our group was picked up by a charter bus and driven to Tamarindo, a coastal city that is a fairly popular tourist attraction. We stayed at Villas Macondo and spent most of our time on the beach which was a short walk away. The beach was gorgeous, looking back at the coastline covered in trees was pretty impressive. I didn't get any pictures of the beach though because I didn't want to leave my camera on the beach for fear of it being stolen. The second day in Tamarindo my flip flops disappeared from the beach when I was surfing, but I guess thats just part of the experience.  

Next to our hotel in San Jose is a Chocolateria. You can probably guess what type of store that is. Ha. I didn't know that it was possible to play a game of chess and eat the pieces. 

The native people of Costa Rica have a distinct way of approaching life which is reflected in their favorite saying, "Pura Vida". Literally it means "Pure Life" but the Ticos (Costa Ricans) have adopted it as almost a national motto meaning to live life to the fullest right now. 

Pura Vida!

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Gram on

Great pictures! Keep them coming. What great experiences you are having.
Be safe and still love ya!!

toni on

youre rooming with four girls?.. typical skyler

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