Pavones

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Horse riding around Pavones

We finally arrive in Pavones after many long bus rides. It is almost as far south/west you can go in Costa Rica. It is a small village with a few cabinas, 2 restaurants, 1 surf shop, and 1 cantina. The people were very friendly and we were welcomed into the first hostel we found, which was located on top of someone's house. We stayed there for several days with a 2 day excursion to Panama which started out because we needed an ATM and there weren't any in Pavones. We had to go to the Panamanian border so we decided to cross and stay in David for 2 days.

Most people go to Pavones because they are die-hard surfers. My sister and I on the other hand, are just always looking to go somewhere "off the beaten path" so we ended up there. We did try to surf but I am pretty bad and the waves were a little too big for my skill level! Instead we hung around with the locals at the Cantina all day and all night, watching the local boys play football (yes, I do mean soccer) By the end of our time in Pavones, I think I new everyone in town!

One day we went walking and found all of these young kids doing flips off of a bridge that must have been atleast 30 feet high into maybe 8 feet of water.

They all just jumped without hesitation and made it look so easy. It took half an hour to convince me to jump and finally I did, scared shitless! I am terrified of heights! It was a thrill for a second, but I will never do that again! And here these yound kids are doing back flips and I'm crying over one jump!

Our last night there ended with a crazy party! I guess a cow fell off the side of the road so they ended up butchering it and had this enormous celebration! I still remember this guy named Chito, covered in blood, coming to tell us they slaughtered a cow and it would be a huge party! Never have I been invited to a party by a guy covered in blood, but hey, this is Costa Rica. So we drank on the beach all night with a bon fire and I guess people cooked meat? I stayed up all night which leads me into the nezt part of the story...

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