|Thursday morning the whole crew got up early to drive to a new beach for the morning. Little did we know that we would essentially get our own private hide-a-way for a few hours. A beautiful sandy beach, bright blue water, caves that extend all the way out to the breaking waves, and a fresh water pond created a dream-like atmosphere for our last beach day. Girls spent the day lounging around (also known as working on their tans), surfing, boogie boarding, reading, and bowling or playing bocce with stray coconuts. A few hours later we left the beach and headed back to Rio Mar for showers before training.
The training took place in the Uvita Futsal Park. The field was a $2.4 million covered turf field set back in the Costa Rican jungle. We spent the late afternoon playing a 5v5 tournament which starred not only the players, but also an all-star team of staff member. Fabrisio and Billy (our Venture Costa Rica tour guides), Bobby, Lisa (yes, our lefty athletic trainer), and our bus driver Juan Carlos gave the girls a run for their money.
On the way back from the futsal park we stopped the bus at the beach and unloaded the team to catch yet another breath-taking Dominical sunset. The entire horizon was dyed with warm colors and the silhouettes of surfers painted the horizon.