Costa Rica .. Pura Vida.. a surf day
Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
Costa Rica .. Pura Vida.. a surf day Jaco Beach Reviews
Jul 27, 2007
Here i am telling you about a surf day in Costa Rica...
San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and it's not a town particularly rich of attractions.. there is a small center area with a main walking road .not too big .. the main attractions are the hundreds of Casinos accurately placed on the top floor of almost any Hotel, ( i understood that finding at every hour lots of nice old granny Yankees changing coins for the slot machines at the hotel reception..:-))
Another interesting thing .. nightlife-wise is the "EL PUEBLO" area which is a mix of souvenirs shops ..clubs ..pubs full of drunk tourists..very nice! ..( of course there are bodyguards at the entrance assuring that you are entering without weapons ..in spite of that once every week there is some murder ..someone told me)
But the main thing in CR is the wild and fantastic nature!!for example the Vulcano ..very near to the city ..in the Arenal Volcano National Park you might see a spectacular display of flowing red-hot lava and incandescent rocks flying through the air!!..and occasionally they told me you can do Rafting on a river going down the volcano..
But i was more attracted by the Beach rather than from the Volcano so i took a bus leaving from San Jose city center going to the nearest Beach ..form San Jose..which is 250 km from the capital ..
It is very nice to leave the town and go across the rain forest..which has fantastic colours..totally different than the "European" colours..
We stopped by a bar in the forest to watch the crocodiles ..and to have an "Aguacate squeeze" ... where aguacate should be what we strangely call Avocado..
After 2 hours of cirves we reached the beach ... and i took 5 minutes to rent a surfboard and try the Pacific waves...fortunately the waves were not too wicked to me ..and i could enjoy some beach walking and fun
with the locals..
After that we stopped at the Best western bar ..to have a Tequila Sunrise...while listening to "tequila sunrise" by the Eagles... in that situation it was perfect..!!
Unfortunately i couldn't see how is Jaco at night cause i could not miss the bus .. and the next day i had many work appointment...
What a break!
..COSTA RICA ?
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