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Dec 15, 2006 - Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Hey you guys, we've been on the move again and are now in sunny Costa Rica! Pretty cool crossing the border we actually walked over the line instead of being on a bus, so naturally we had to jump between Nicaragua and Costa Rica a few times!! We are now in Playa Tamarindo, which was described by the bible as a small surfing town. So true its like we have arrived in a really hot Newquay! Its great, surfer dudes are everywhere, the beach is huge and the waves massive! We went swimming yesterday and realised how powerful they were so we...

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Oct 15, 2006 - Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Hola from Tamarindo... We made our way to Tamarindo which is on the Pacific Coast from La Fortuna via a charter through Interbus. We felt pretty banged up by the time we arrived, as the Costa Rican roads leave much to be desired. Actually, you can hardly call them roads. We arrived in Tamarindo after a very tiring four and a half hour ride. When we arrived in Tamarindo, we didn't actually know where we were going to stay, but fortunately a girl on our transfer suggested a place, Hotel Chocolate. So far, the recommendations of others have...

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Jan 25, 2006 - Tamarindo

Woensdag 25 januari - Vrijdag 27 januari Daar we nog niet helemaal afscheid konden nemen van Angelique en Marije, de Nederlandse meiden van La Tortuga Fezliz, belsoten we onze laatste dagen met z'n vieren door te bregen in het golfsurfers paradijs van Costa Rica. Naast surfers wordt Tamarindo ook bezocht door leatherback schildpadden die er hun eieren leggen. We hadden de afgelopen weken nog niet zoveel schildpadden gezien in La Tortuga Feliz, dus wie weet zou dit onze kans zijn. Het hostel zal vol met schreeuwende surf-dudes. Gelukkig...

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wilschut en de witt

Aug 6, 2005 - Playa Tamarindo... une annexe américaine... une horreur !

Ici tout n'est que luxe et superficialite...j'ai vraiment deteste. Tamarindo, la ville est completement articifielle, on sent une harmonisation dans les edifices anciennement construits (1990) et les plus recents. Meme la plage n'a rien d'extraordinaire, pour y acceder tu dois traverser une petit mangrove, qui fourmille de moustiques et tout autre sorte de bestioles je n'ai entendu que les bruits dans les feuillages ... et ca m'a suffit. Ici c'est sans charme de playa del coco, quasi sans autochtones, c'est une destination de vacances pour...

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Lenalatina 2005

Jul 1, 2005 - Back In Tamarindo

Well I am back in Tamarindo enjoying the good life with The Liddy's. They have been nice enough to have me which means the lap of budget luxury. A bed, air conditioning, hot water, clean sheets, flushable paper toilet, cable television; oh baby the works. It has been great hanging out with John and Deb and the kids. Although at times I wanted to strangle the kids, makes me wonder; 'do I wanna be a dad?' Man. I surfed three outta the five days we were there, I graduated from the foam practice long boards to the fun board by the last time I...

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Newman's Journey

Jun 20, 2005 - Costa Rica Here I Come

So as you have figured out I chose to go straight through to Costa Rica, Tamarindo to be exact. The first thing I noticed about Costa Rica verses other Central American countries was that the cows didn't look anorexic, the roads were smoother, and the Policia love to stop you along the border and get on the buses at check points and ask for Passports. The food was pretty cheap but as soon as Shia and I crossed the border you knew you were beginning to pay a higher price for everything. Then a glance in the lonely planet tour guide were not...

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Newman's Journey

May 27, 2005 - Tamarindo

I was ready to move on - to the Northern Peninsula, Playa Tamarindo where the surfing is first-rate, the beaches are beautiful and the town is laid-back. Hilde and I became friends and she joined me. We found attractive rooms at the peaceful and charming Hotel Mamiri, owned by Maurizio, an Italian who travelled the world and finally settled in Costa Rica. The place is furnished in Indonesian style. That eve Hilde and I had a delicous dinner at Pachanga where I met Walter. The next days I had a very good time (besides the cold that I...

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May 16, 2005 - Liebe Gruesse aus Playa Tamarindo!

Hallo Zusammen! Endlich kommen der langersehnte erste Eintrag und die ersten Fotos aus Costa Rica. Nach einem sehr anstrengenden aber guten Flug sind wir am 4. Mai in San Jose angekommen. Gleich in den ersten 4 Tagen haben wir soviel unternommen, wie andere in einem halben Jahr... (naja, vielleicht nicht ganz) Am Donnerstag gingen wir zum Volcan Poas wo wir uns fast eine Schwefelvergiftung holten. Am Freitag war Sightseeing in San Jose angesagt (in dieser Stadt gibt es uebrigens nicht sehr viel zu sehen... dementsprechend fiel das...

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Feb 27, 2005 - Tamarindo

This is my second day in Tamarindo. Yesterday I took a 7am flight and arrived here at about 8am. I was a very small plane and luckily the weather was great because they bounce around a lot. When I arrived I decided to walk into town, about 6 miles. I was very lucky to get a room at "la Botella de Leche", this is peak season and a lot of places are full. It is a great atmosphere, run by a family from Argentina. Quite of few of the people staying there are also from Argentina so my Spanish is getting a little better. I didn't want to spend to...

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Costa Rica 2005

Dec 30, 2004 - Week 3... New Year on the beach!

Good bye 2004, though with so many fantastic times in London, Bath, the USA, Canada and Central America, it is really a "see you later" in my memory!!! Wonderful people who made me laughed, you know who you are!! And a BIIIiiiiiigggg hello to 2005, with much more exciting things in store, and to share with you all here!! Will be thinking of you all in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica. If you think of me at the same time too, might even be able to telepathetically transport you here with me on the warm Pacific beach!! ;p Wishing you all the very...

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Yat's Big Trip

Dec 20, 2004 - Costa Part One

Tamarindo, Nosara, Samara I spent a week in Costa Rica prior to Christmas. This was partly to explore the northern region and partly to exit Nicaragua for more than 48 hours, as Canadians only have 30 day visas to Nicaragua. It was a great time. Being the first day to travel solo it was a comfort to bump into an old friend, Ana, from Spanish school in Antigua at the boarder. We literally bumped into each other while walking across from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. After trying unsuccessfully to hitch a ride into Costa Rica we caught a bus and...

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Oct 5, 2004 - Hier ein erster kurzer Update ueber Tamarindo

Es ist wiklich wie auf den Bildern zu sehen. Ein kleines Paradies. Es ist im Oktober ja noch Regenzeit und es regnet auch jeden Tag mindestens einmal. Die Luftfeuchtigkeit wuerde ich auf knapp unter 100% einschaetzen und die Temperaturen liegen bei ca. 30 Grad Celcius. Touristen hat's noch nicht so viele. Dafuer schoene Wellen im Meer, der Strand ist sehr flach abfallend, der Sand ist fein, etwas dunkel und die Beach ist sauber.

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