Accompanied by 4 other students, I got my first taste of a Costa Rican beach yesterday. Costa Rica is exactly as the name states: "The Rich Coast." It borders the Pacific to the west and the Atlantic/Caribbean to the east. We went to a west-coast beach called Jaco. A two hour bus ride will take you from San Jose to the warm surfing beaches of Jaco. Our bus pulled out at 8 AM and we spend 8 wonderful hours soaking in the sun, riding the waves, and walking the touristy streets of the quaint beach resort. The sun is pretty intense down here so I was careful about sunscreen. No BURNS TO REPORT! I collapsed into my bed at 9:30 last night and am so thrilled to have enjoyed my time at Jaco. I can tell that this is going to have to be a somewhat regular event. I even studied my Spanish while laying in the sand! Language school can be quite stressful at times so I'm looking forward to occasional weekend get-aways. Total cost for the ENTIRE DAY: $11. Pretty cool huh? Until next time!
p.s. the picture IS of Jaco but isn't from my camera. It can be risky to take valuables with you sometimes.