Leaving the beach and back to the city

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Bird seen as we walked the beach

Since the night before had been an early one, we got up before 7am this morning! That's crazy talk for a vacation. It was actually good though since we walked on the beach and got some more pictures with the sun shining. It was a beautiful day! We walked the opposite way up the beach that we had normally been going. We wanted to check it out and see how things were at the other end of the beach. There were more rocks at this end and not very many people. I did brave it in the water (not very deep though) to get my picture taken by a rock. The undercurrent was crazy - I thought I was going to get swept out.

At the end of the beach there were a bunch of rocks which I tried to get pictures of the waves crashing into them. There were a few that turned out.

On our way back to the hotel, we saw so many sand crabs! They made all these designs in the sand. We didn't see them on the way up the beach - maybe they were sleeping in =) I don't know very much about them and why they were making these designs. They are quick little things and didn't like us walking around their stuff.

Back at the hotel, I was able to lay on the beach for an hour and write in my journal about things. Atiba wanted to go to the pool to drink. I always think....I can go to any kind of pool back in Las Vegas but I can't always go to the beach. I would take the beach over a pool anyday! After an hour, it was time to go back to the Karahe Hotel and pack up since we were being picked up by the interbus at 1pm. Atiba saw our visitor on the patio first.

Iguana on our Patio!
He had gone out there to get some clothes that were drying. This iguana was just sitting a couple feet from my shoes!! He was just chilling there and didn't move for about 20 minutes. We kept on packing after I took some pictures. But what a pleasant surprise!

We got packed up, left our bags at the front and then went back to Marlin's for some lunch. Plus, I wanted to buy some souvenirs from the vendors. It was surreal that I was here at the beach and unfortunate that we were now leaving. The food was good and I was happy with my souvenirs. Now, for the 5 HOUR bus ride back to San Jose! It was interbus - so another mini-van. This time there were 4 other people riding with us so it was a little cramped. It rained the entire time and that made the winding roads a little nerve racking.

View of the beach and Tico worker as we were eating at Marlin's
On one side was the mountain, the other side a deep valley. We really lucked out with the weather the entire trip. It was nice with the rain only affecting us during the canopy tour and during the ride back to San Jose. As we were nearing San Jose, we figured it was rush hour and it took a little bit longer to get to our hotel than what was planned. I would never be able to drive in Costa Rica! It was so crazy with very few if any stoplights. We stayed at the Best Western Irazu and our room had a patio, tv and WARM WATER!!!!

That night, we went across the street to a restaurant for dinner. For some reason I was soooo tired and could hardly make it through the meal. After that we went back to the room to watch a movie on HBO. This truly was a vacation I don't even get HBO in the states =)

 

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Bird seen as we walked the beach
Bird seen as we walked the beach
Iguana on our Patio!
Iguana on our Patio!
View of the beach and Tico worker …
View of the beach and Tico worker…
View of beach as we ate breakfast …
View of beach as we ate breakfast…
View at Karahe Hotel
View at Karahe Hotel
Iguana on our patio a couple feet …
Iguana on our patio a couple feet…
Me almost falling over because of …
Me almost falling over because of…
Looks like a professional picture!
Looks like a professional picture!
Atiba with Manuel Antonio Park in …
Atiba with Manuel Antonio Park in…
Sand crab design in the sand
Sand crab design in the sand
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