It has been almost three years since my last international trip but I was able to sneak away from work for a quick week to Costa Rica. The weather won’t be ideal but that won’t stop me from getting outside and seeing the animals and flowers. It isn’t often that I don’t pack a jacket or pants for a trip. It is rainy season and will be in the 90’s and humid everyday in Tamarindo. The lightning storm as the sun set on the flight down was fun to watch.
Tamarindo is on the Pacific Coast side of the country. It was about an hour and ten minute drive from the airport. The sun sets at 6:00 PM so it was a pitch dark drive to the hotel. This is one of the first trips I haven’t rented a car so I thought I would get to take in the scenery but I couldn’t see anything. I wonder if they don’t turn on a lot of lights at night because it uses energy and it attracts all of the bugs. Speaking of bugs, I have had to get used to having a number of different bugs in the hotel room. I’m still a little concerned that I can’t find where the last cockroach went.
The first day was just spent walking on the beach and seeing Tamarindo. The ocean is so warm that it doesn’t really cool you off at all. I’m pretty sure I could spend all day outside just watching for monkeys or birds.