|We flew into Liberia and took a shuttle to our place just outside of Tamarindo. The flights were shorter than I anticipated, and finding our shuttle driver at the airport was painless. We made arrangements with Tamarindo Shuttle prior to our trip. An English-speaking guide accompanied us to Tamarindo and told us interesting facts about the country, gave us travel tips, and suggested excursions throughout the forty-five minute trip to our place. One interesting fact I learned is that over 90% of Costa Rica’s energy comes from natural sources, namely windmills, solar energy, and volcanoes.
Tiffany and Trevor were waiting for us at the condo. The condo is very nice – two bedrooms, two bathrooms, Internet, air conditioning, everything we need to cook. The best part is the large balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean.
Playa Langosta (Lobster Beach) is 30 feet from our doorstep! Just outside of our place is rather rocky, but about 100 yards down is smooth beach.
We walked along the beach into the town of Tamarindo, which is about a 15 minute walk. At just about any place you can order smoothies made of just fresh tropical fruit and ice (or milk or ice cream). I had strawberry/star fruit – delicious!
We got caught in a downpour and took shelter at a restaurant, Eat@Joe’s.
We enjoyed some Imperial, the local beer, and delicious local cuisine. John had casado, a traditional dish consisting of black beans, rice, plantain, a small salad with tomatoes, and either fish, chicken, steak or pork. I had fish tacos. The local fish is mahi mahi.
We returned home to enjoy sangria on the deck. Tiffany and Trevor had made the sangria the night before with a mix of fresh local fruit. Yum!
I am so glad that Jackson is not here. There are a ton of ants in our condo, as well as a few geckos and crabs. The crabs are about the size of a quarter, and they are purple with orange legs and yellow googley eyes. He undoubtedly would have had his fill of local “snacks” as well!
Glad I had with me: camera
Wish I had with me: umbrella, bug spray