It has been a difficult last few days, as you can see in the picture below.
We decided to move to the Rancho a la Playa yesterday and got a fantastic rate here because it is the off season. We now have a great little room with a small private bathroom, cute kitchenette, and adjoining restaurant that has great local food (casados) starting at 2000 colones, which is about $4.
We decided to stay in Samara for the next two weeks as we both really love it here. The beach is amazing, we are pampered because we are one of 10 tourists in town, and we are getting incredible deals on everything. I think in the next few days we may try sport fishing or horseback riding with our new Canadian friends.
Yesterday we were adopted by a dog we decided to name Tio Pepe. He followed Kevin home from the beach and tends to wait for us either outside our door or our new hotel, Rancho de la Playa.
Tio Pepe loves to follow us on walks to the beach or even out for evening dessert.
We have both decided that life as a dog in Costa Rica must be really fun. They cruise the beach, adopt stray tourists, chill with the other neighborhood dogs, and very rarely bark.
One of the ways we spend our mornings is looking for areas to work out, using rocks, coconuts, logs, driftwood, etc.
We thought we would use the above log-gym, but then just down the beach we found an actual MUSCLE BEACH gym with barbells made from log trimmings. It also has a pull up bar and dead lift station.
I think we will return there tomorrow for more jungle gym action!
Well, it's getting towards 4pm here. This is typically the time we head down to the local Spanish school for tourists which has yoga and Latin dancing classes for $2 per person. How can you go wrong with a deal like that? I think Tio Pepe may join us to get his Om groove on today