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Aug 25, 2009 - Sunset pictures - Tamarindo

Photos from the Lebanese restaurant, which is high on a hill looking over Tamarindo.

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Aug 24, 2009 - DAY 3 – Tide Pools & Sunset Drinks

Today was probably the best day of my life (although a tough contender with the first day after the bar exam). John and I went for a sunrise run along the road into town and then back along the beach. After another breakfast of tropical fruit, John and I headed to beach, but this time we stayed near the rocks. I watched all kinds of crabs, snails, shrimp, and sea urchins hang out on the rocks as the tide fell. But the best part was the tide pools that remained among the volcanic rocks. All day long I sat in a personal, bathtub sized pool...

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Aug 23, 2009 - DAY 2 – Playa Langosta & Casado in Tamarindo

Tiffany and I woke up early to go for a run. The tide was too high to run on the beach, so we ran along the dirt road into town. My training watch indicated that we live just over a mile from town. It was hot and humid at about 8:00. I got sick at about 1.5 miles and we had to walk the rest of the way. A cold shower and breakfast of fresh fruit and toast got me back on track for the day. We all headed to the beach after breakfast. The rainy season is definitely the time to visit Costa Rica. We were the only people on the beach! I am amazed...

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Aug 22, 2009 - DAY 1 - Arrival

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...

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Mar 17, 2008 - Semana Santa

The internet/phone at the house hasn't been working for about a week. They believe the satellite dish got bumped. They finally fixed it today so we can communicate with the outside world. So here are some things from the past few days. Granpa Allen and Grandma Karen left on Friday. Emi and Jack were very sad to see them go. However, last night at dinner on the patio Emi and Jack were pointing out all the stars Grandpa taught them - Seven Sisters, Cirrius, Tao Pup, Orions Belt . . . Since they left, we have been on a beach hunt trying every...

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Mar 5, 2008 - Tamarindo

Had a beer and found CR at the Beach. When I left Nosara this morning I was on my reserve fuel tank, so I had to ask for directions to the "Gasolinera", When I found it it was a corrugated steel roff hut in the middle of the country with two 12 year olds pumping gas into beer pitchers from a 55 gallon drum.

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Feb 22, 2008 - tamarindo

So i landed in san jose which to me looked like a dump that i didn´t want to stay in. i stayed one night in a hostal that looked like it was a prison from the outside. A decent place in retrospect but i didn´t feel like staying that long in that city. I left almost immediately, so quickly actually that i ended up waiting at the bus station for the next 3.5 hrs so i wouldn´t have to bum around the hostal. So after a 3.5 hr wait there, i got on the bus for the next 6 hours and it took me to Tamarindo, a small beach/surfer town that is hugely...

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South America 2008

Jul 11, 2007 - Playa Tamarindo

Hi Guys, Hitched a ride to Play tamrindo - 5 hour drive. Some beautiful towns and country side. basicaly we croseed the peninsula and the scenery changed drastically. We had a picnic - bread, mustard and ham - on route. stopped at a beautiful meadow. got a great pic. All the towns we past seemed to be built around an intersection. Ayway, got to Tamarindo and checked into hostel. Another dorm room. very nice. headed to beach and swam in the ocean that is so different from the other side. It is very calm and you get a wave almost every 10/20...

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Mar 27, 2007 - Pura Vida!! Welcome to Costa Rica!!!

Welcome to Costa Rica Finally managing to free myself from the shackles of a schedule and an itinerary me and Bas along with dutch surfer Robert bus our way out of Nicaragua and cross border number 5 into Costa Rica with no idea what our final destination was going to be and to be honest as long as it had a beach and surf we didn't care. Costa Rica has got to be definitely the richest and most developed Central American country visited so far in terms of tourist infrastructure and boy do they loooveeee the tourist dollars - always the sign...

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EZ Duz it!

Jun 30, 2006 - Week Three

I think maybe I might have decided to stay in Guanacaste ( Playas de Coco/Playa Hermosa)! That said, I met with the marketing manager at playa conchal ( a cruise ship on land) http://www.reservaconchal.com/ and may have some opportunities there working with the real estate development division or hotel events. They have a convention center on site, 7 restaurants, the largest pool in Costa Rica, a private beach, a golf course and much much more. It is amazing and has the most beautiful beach I have seen so far. Could be heavenly. So, I will...

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Feb 12, 2006 - Nachos as big as your ass

Jessie and I took full advantage of the complimentary breakfast this morning before making our way to the local bus station and hopping on a bus for Tamarindo Beach on the Nicoya peninsula. It was a long 6 hour journey, but the scenery was pretty nice and helped to pass the time. It took us awhile to find our hotel, "El Jardin del Eden," once we arrived, but the wait was well worth it as the place was gorgeous! It was high up on a hill and our room had a balcony with views of the town and beach down below....not too shabby! One of the...

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Kristy's World Tour!

Mar 10, 2005 - Last day in Grenada

Well today is my last full day in Grenada. I will be leaving early tomorrow for the border and will head back to Tamarindo where I will spend Semana Santa, Holy Week. Grenada for the most part has been a very beautiful city, it is very different from Costa Rica though. The people here seem to have a lot of resentment towards gringos. The people don't smile at you or acknowledge you on the street. It is somewhat safe if you know where you are going and stay in groups. I have only had one run in with a local who thought that we look down on...

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