Chicken Bus to Tamarindo
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July 15th, 2009 – by: daisywho
When we reached the ticket booth we tried to buy our bus tickets. Apparently they no longer run a bus to Tamarindo at 8:30AM anymore. You could clearly see on the bus schedule that they whited out the time. The guy at the hostel had even confirmed for us that there was a bus scheduled to leave at 8:30AM. We ended up buying tickets for the bus that left at 11:30AM. We killed some time by walking through the markets and finding a internet cafe.
The bus ride was pretty nice compared to the one we rode in Nicaragua. It was an old greyhound bus with pretty comfy seats. It was pretty hot in there so I kept the window open the entire time. It took about 6 hours to get to Tamarindo, we arrived around 5:30PM. We checked into the Botella de Leche hostel for the week. It was a nice hostel for $10 a night and it was a pretty good distance from the beach. We dropped off our things and wandered around town looking for some cheap food. Tamarindo reminded me a little of the Santa Monica Beach. I was looking foward to relaxing here for a week. I would have liked to stay in one of the resorts along the beach for one day though.
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