Sunday, February 10, 2008

A day at the BEACH!

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.


CA RN to Honduras Missionary said...

Hey girl - I'm SO GLAD you had a good time! Good time to just take a deep breath and relax! No schoolwork (although - what the heck did you say about studying?!), no tests, no nothing! Just fun in the sun :-)

Carla said...

Hello. I am GREEN with jealousy!! Glad you had fun!

Procopia said...

Well written article.