Costa Rica!

Our private beachfront!

Our private beachfront!

I don’t have much time at the moment. We’re in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica at an internet cafe with 23 minutes left.

So far the trip has been amazing! No getting lost in the jungle, no getting lost on the roads on our commute here, no sickeness, no theft, no being bitten by monkeys. Yet, I suppose. The small town we’re in is awesome and completely laid back, as are we while relaxing on our private beach and porch from the rented studio apartment. Travel time was long but 19 hours later, we arrived two nights ago safe and sound and tried to sleep amidst all the nocturnal jungle noises. Travelling by bike, we zip around town picking up the necessities: beer and…well, beer. Not sure where we’re staying yet for the next few nights but we’re heading to find out after this. On Sunday we’ll be taking a 2 day one night tour to Arenal Volcano that includes a horseback ride through the jungle to a waterfall. (So excited!) Then our last two nights will be spent relaxing in some hot springs and getting pampered by complimentary massages.

Good times. Carl’s already burnt after one day on the beach and my calves hurt from either the bike ride or the 20 minute walk on the beach we did 3 times yesterday. We came into town for breakfast and realized we brought a significantly small amount of money with us, just enough to cover breakfast. Back to the room we went.

Already saw one wild horse in our backyard this morning. Got some pictures. Plus some great pics of little sand crabs that pop up all over the place on the black beach. Which is gorgeous by the way. Just as nice as white sand.

Last night we tried to sleep during a mega downpour. It was loud but beautiful and has made for a nice day today. Not so hot and sticky as yesterday.

I think that’s all for now. To family, love you lots and stop worrying! We’re having a blast and are still in one piece.

Comments 4

  1. Bill wrote:

    Thanks so glad to know.

    Posted 11 Feb 2010 at 5:34 pm
  2. Janna wrote:

    We found a place to stay tonight and tomorrow too. All is good!

    Posted 12 Feb 2010 at 5:03 pm
  3. Timothy wrote:

    I hope you’re having the best vacation so far and yeah vacation rocks i’ve been there. I wish i went to Costa Rica that beach looks so nice i hope you have a good time in the volcanos and the massages

    hope you have a fantastic rest of the trip vacation!!!!
    All from the cold weather Canada wooo!!!!!lol

    Posted 12 Feb 2010 at 5:33 pm
  4. erin wrote:


    so jealous! that picture looks like heaven on earth. hope you and carl have a great time!


    Posted 17 Feb 2010 at 7:54 pm