The town is just that: a surfer's mecca. We chose to except relax, walk along the beach and try a surf lesson with a local. In fact, Tamarindo is home to surf legend, Robert August, who claimed this town as home after filming the epic surf movie, Endless Summer. He has a surf camp, shop and restaurant here. We happened to walk over to his restaurant for dinner on the night of his birthday extravaganza.
|Our view from our room at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel -- Morning|
|Again, it was the friendly people of CR that made our trip so enjoyable. Here are two of the guides from our canopy tour. Pura Vida!|
|Hello, Mr. Iguana|
|There were families of monkeys in the trees near the canopy tour|
At night, things would wind down and we'd walk the streets to choose a restaurant for dinner. When it got dark, the rains would come down hard. But we would wake up the next morning to perfection once again.
All the restaurant in the town have a patio that faces the beach so our nightly dining also included a spectacular show. Like clockwork, people would emerge from their hotel rooms or restaurants to stop and enjoy the sunset.
I have complete respect for those surfers who have mastered the sport. It takes balance, strength and perseverence to learn to stand upright and ride the waves. And it's addicting, for sure. The best thing about surfing here is the waves kept coming and the water stayed warm. "Just one more time," I'd say...
Three days here just wasn't enough.
The morning of our departure we had one last stroll on the beach. Our international flight left out of the larger airport in Liberia, 90 minutes away, so we had one last drive through the jungle. I kept trying to take pictures of the scenery from our taxi because I wanted to take it all in...
Costa Rica is a magical place. It truly is Pura Vida, the pure life. We loved every minute here and promise to return. Thank you for the memories Tamarindo. Hasta Luego!