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...