One thing I didn't really realize until I came home, was that we were never bothered with salespeople, that is quite rare when you travel abroad. The Costa Ricans seemed to be very friendly and relaxed people. It was my ability to speak and understand Spanish that limited my interaction with the
Another long travelling day this time with three different flights. In short: sushi and banana muffin with espresso at Newark airport. In Frankfurt a local snack called "Bretzel" (Pretzel).
The last surf day and the perfect moment to get a massage from Dolores (Yoga teacher). My body was so exhausted after all this intense water exercises, so it was a good end to have my body worked through. While we got on the ferry from the Nicoya peninsula, I tried to buy some food from a lady that
Time for another sightseeing adventure. I was looking forward to use my own snorkeling gear especially since I had brought it with me half around the globe. We took a bus to Montezuma (very nice and calm backpacker atmosphere) and then we had to take a boat to Isla Tortuga. The boat trip felt very
We had our last official evening dinner outside under the trees and the moon. Highlight: The owner of rancho Papa Pochote an old-timer from Canada spoke about his quest for surf waves and the changes of Santa Teresa during the years from his first arrival here, it was really fascinating to hear his
It was time to experience the sunset from a wonderful restaurant up on the hillside. I think we drank some lemonade made of lime, sugar, mint leaves spiced with vodka, it was way too delicious.
Today I chose to try a yoga session with Sebastian (Yoga teacher) from Argentina. He was really good and even though my body was tired from the surf it felt so great afterwards.
It was time to get up in the trees and experience the concept of zip-line for real. It was not that scary as I thought it would be, the focus came more on the art of using your hand as a brake in the last seconds to avoid a crash in the tree station. I guess the next time I do this I will be ready
Finally I succeeded to catch a real surf wave, I was so shocked, thinking "so this is surfing" I felt as I was flying 0,5 meters above the ground on an invisible track, I almost didn't dare to change my position at all. I also felt that this was enough for this surf camp, I didn't have to achieve
It's funny how easily you can get used to different things. Today I was surrounded by howler monkeys up in the trees above me, just outside of our hut. But I had no problem going to sleep in the hammock just under them even though someone suggested that they could pee on you.