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Our Itinerary

Our original plan was to be in Costa Rica for both our birthdays, hasn't worked out that way. We will be home for our B-days so we will have a bit of a post birthdays celebration on vacation. Vacation is a celebration. Our plan is to fly into San Jose and pick up our transportation. Instead of renting a car we are riding 2-up on a motorcycle. We both ride but only one bike so 2-up it is. I will be the one taking the pics from the back as we ride down the road.

First stop is the Arenal region. An active volcano that puts on a daily show. I've been told it glows at night. I can't wait to see it in person, never seen a volcano other then on TV programs, should be spectacular. The Los Lagos hotel will be our resting place for a couple of days. We will be sampling their thermally heated pools (which there are many I'm told) along with their swim up bar. I have yet to experience one of these but my friend says they are the best. I'm not sure if I will mountain bike while there, I might save the riding for the beach.

Next stop on the tour is the beach, Samara. Looks to be a perfect place to not leave, unless you are going to another beach. It's a cresent shaped beach with a lot of happening places to hang out. It appeals to my inner neo-hippie. Relax. I will try to surf while here. I will probably surf as well as I snowboard, not that well, but it will be fun. We are staying in the Tree House Inn. Gotta love a place with a name like that. It faces the water right on the beach. The rest of our trip will be spent here exploring the area, wildlife, resturants, bars, what have you. We plan to ride around to different beaches near by. How many different colors of sand are there? I'll get back to you on that.

We are thinking of taking the ferry back across on the way back to San Jose. Playa Naranjo to Puntarenas. Puntarenas is supposed to be like Long Beach with sand, not a place to stay, just go through.

Back to San Jose and back home to the grind. Maybe start to plan the next trip...

Posted by CrashLV 21:04 Archived in Costa Rica Comments (0)

Into to my trip planning

I'm going on my first vacation out of North America in quite some time. A good friend of mine had planned on traveling to Costa Rica this summer. I decided to tag along on his vacation, try out a new country and culture and get "out of Dodge" for some fun. I've never been to a Latin American country and Costa Rica seems like a beautiful place to visit. The pictures that I have seen have been incredable, water falls, beaches of a sorts of colored sand, wildlife of all sorts, green plants everywhere. I had never thought of traveling there before but now I am quite excited to be going, I simply just can't wait. My travel companion and I work together so we get to discuss our plans a bit. Our co-workers are a bit jealous of our trip as we live in the desert southwest, not exactly paradise.

What I'd like to do here is share my ideas and plans for my adventure with others, maybe inspire someone to get out and go somewhere else, and experience something different then the usual in my own life. I know I will enjoy my trip, I probably won't want to come home. Hey, this might be the start of a trend, mmm travel....

Posted by CrashLV 21:26 Archived in Costa Rica Tagged preparation Comments (0)

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