Part 2 of the Costa Rican adventure...
Our second leg of the trip was to the Pacific coast, where we stayed in a small, spread out town just outside of Uvita. This was our spurge part of the trip where we found this amazing hotel. Not to make you jealous, but a few amenities included a king sized bed with Egyptian cotton (not that I would know the difference if it was just plain old cotton), an outdoor jungle shower, our own balcony with views of the jungle and the ocean and an infinity pool, not to mention awesome breakfast and a welcome cocktail. If you want info for your upcoming trip to Costa Rica, let me know and I'll hook it up.
Here is where we called home for a couple nights:
In the mornings, we would wake up to Howler Monkeys and watch the birds emerge from the trees. Probably the best place I've ever slept.
On the best day ever, we took the advice of one of the men working at the hotel and went to Playa Ventanas, a secluded beach where the only access is through a guy's property. We had to pay him a couple bucks to go through, but he watched our car...best deal of the year!
Casey caught some good pictures of me surfing. It wasn't the biggest surf, but the water was so warm and it was all mine! I was stoked too because I've only seen a picture of myself on a wave once, and that was a looong time ago.
Playa Ventanas also had a couple of caves to explore.
Fascinated by wildlife, the following are some pictures of creatures we saw.
On our last day in the region, we found a waterfall not too far from our hotel. It was really easy to get to and there was a path to the top. When we first got there, we saw a guy slide off of it a couple of time and decided to go for it too.
Not the funnest thing to happen, but shit happens. After some time of thinking what my best solution would be, we got directions from the hotel to the nearest dentist and in a few hours I got my tooth fixed...sorta. It's patched up pretty good for now, but not a permanent solution. In retrospect though, I'm really glad I got it fixed since the next day we went on a 20 km trek through the rainforest 3.5 hours away from this place. And that is where I'll leave it until the next post!