Monday, January 29, 2018

Costa Rica-- Our Last Day in Alajuela

After eight wonderful days of the most amazing vacation, it came to an end.  We packed up our swimsuits and headed back to Alajuela.  Still, we got to enjoy our last day and night in Costa Rica.
We loved all the sightseeing.

Once we settled into our rooms at the Green Country Hotel, we all went on a walk.  We went to Alajuela State Park and Cathedral. 

We enjoyed chasing the pigeons along with all the locals.

We enjoyed good ol' KFC.

After we ate it was getting late so we walked back to our hostel to chill out for the evening.

We took three taxis to the airport on Jan. 2nd.
We had a direct flight back to Houston.  Though our trip was 
officially over, it was nice to be back in Texas.
Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Costa Rica-- Playa Esterillos

The Costa Rican beach was beautiful. It was a bit hot for us, but we still had a great time. One day we took a very long walk up the coast-- probably 2 1/2 miles each way. We swam, broke open coconuts, explored tide pools, played baseball with coconuts and sticks, and explored anything that peaked our interest. It was a very full day of unplanned fun together!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Costa Rica-- Segway Tour in Jaco

We arrived at The Spot, a hostel in Playa Esterillos just a few minutes walking distance to the beach.
It was a cute,little place to hang out.
We woke up early to make the most of our vacation.  The Spot had a nice area to hang out and relax while everyone got ready to go to breakfast.

We walked to another small hotel that serves breakfast.  It was right on the beach.

Everyone enjoyed their food.  The atmosphere was pretty awesome too.

After breakfast we explored the grounds a bit.

The walk back to our hostel was very interesting.  I enjoyed seeing how the locals live.
A little later in the afternoon we were picked up by our driver to go to Jaco for our Segway tour.
Learning to ride a Segway was so much fun!  We each got a crash course on riding a Segway and once we passed the driving test we set out on our two hour ride.

We took a ferry to a small island with a long stretch of beautiful beach.

We all had a blast!

After our tour we had a nice dinner that was included.

It was a great way to finish up the day.
This tour was by far one of my favorites!  It was such a fun day!