This year we decided we needed a kid free vacation. So after considering several destinations we decided on Costa Rica. We have been planning and planning and finally, we are here!!!!
Day one was our travel day. Bj splurged and treated us to first class seats. I was really excited and then a little nervous when we arrived at our seats to see 4 children all around us. Luckily they were super well behaved and I was able to begin my descent from my mommy throne.
Once we arrived in Costa Rica, we rented a car and drove in to Tamarindo. The drive was so cool. Filled with hills and little beach towns. I was so tired from being up way too late finalizing thugs that I literally fell asleep during the last few minutes of the ride.
We arrived at our hotel and were pleasantly surprised how remote and peaceful it was. It immediately made you feel like you were on vacation. The hotel is spread out with gardens and green vegetation everywhere. Our room has a big terrace we can sit out on and see the beach.
We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant and it was really good. The chef is great with combining flavors from all over. I think we were in bed by 8:30 from pure exhaustion.
Woke up early to sit outside and do my morning reading. Bj joined me and we sat an enjoyed the morning together. We ate breakfast at the hotel. A big buffet filled with a variety of choices.
My instructor was great and I had two other people learning with me. I've been wanting to surf my whole life after hearing all of my dads cool surfing stories. It was hard at first. Took me 3 tries to finally stand up. And then I did it. Finally!!! Had some quick falls and then several great rides! I was so pumped!!!! It was a lot of fun. A lot of work too. Glad I've been working out so I could handle the endurance part of it.
We came back and crashed. We both were easily ready for bed at 6pm. But we made our way to the hotel restaurant for a late dinner and dessert around 10. The chef is amazing here, incorporating flavors from all around the world. We enjoyed everything we ate.
I was so tired and sore from surfing so we slept in a little before heading to breakfast. BJ arranged for another massage and I another lesson of surfing. Today we would learn to paddle our own wave. I was able to paddle and stand up several times but my body was exhausted. After this lesson I had had enough surfing. So we booked an ATV tour for our final day.
Everyone told us the ATV tour is a lot of fun and you get to see several beaches around Costa Rica. This was my favorite. It has black sand! We loved whipping through the jungle as the rain poured down on us. Made the adventure even more amazing!
We have found our favorite place. We cannot wait to come back and explore more of Costa Rica!