Relaxation & planning day in Tamarindo

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Walking the Tamarindo beach

We went into town early to catch the beach before it was busy and tide was out.  This gave us plenty of room to stroll and see the layout of the beach.  I was surprised at the clusters of large lava rocks on the beach.  They created little tide pools with small mud puppy looking fish that would hide in the rocks and even get out of the water and run across a rock into another tide pool.  It was pretty cool.  After the walk on the beach we stopped for a smoothie at a little shop, hit  a few stores and stopped into a tour provided for some ideas.  Possibly a cruise, maybe a trip to Nicaragua so we got some ideas to kick around.

                When we returned to Joey’s after lunch we hopped into his pool.

Lunch off the beach.
  It had a basketball hoop with balls, and a huge rock wall next to it designed for people to sit in , about 8 feet above the pool, while water would run around you and into the pool making an 8 foot waterfall.  Then when you are ready to swim just jump off the waterfall into the deep pool.  

                After sunset we returned to town for some dinner and just missed the rain.  We ate at a hostel pizzeria owned by an entrepreneur from Chicago.  A very young guy who lost his job in the states, traveled around and ended up in Tamarindo, so he opened up his pizza and hostel 5 years ago.

relaxing by the pool in our waterfall
  The rooms looked nice with private showers, but we were interested in the pizza.  It was pretty good, baked in a brick oven and a very thin crisp crust. 

                Because of the rain we followed the road back rather than the short cut path.  We figured there would be no getting up the hill in the rain because of the mud.  It was a little scarry just because everything was dark, not well lit and it was taking us around to a part of town we had not walked through before so we were just unfamiliar.  As we were getting closer and closer and we’re making it up the hill we came to a fork.  I remembered riding in the truck and turning right, so we continued and then in the dark there seemed to be a big white beast moving out of the trees in front of us.  It was a cow!  Then we noticed there was a whole herd on the side of the road. Some had a good set of horns on them so we decided not to pass through and possibly provoke them, so we backed up and took another path.  It just went around the block the other way, a little longer, darker and stranger, but we made it back with no more problems.  Dang cows! :)

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Walking the Tamarindo beach
Walking the Tamarindo beach
Lunch off the beach.
Lunch off the beach.
relaxing by the pool in our waterf…
relaxing by the pool in our water…
sunset with rain in the distance. …
sunset with rain in the distance.…
hostel and Pizzaria
hostel and Pizzaria
Tamarindo
photo by: Nico22