These past few days have been very busy! I start school this coming monday so I'm trying to do everything I can. I went Ziplining through the Santa Elena Reserve (I think) in Monteverde, which was super cool! It was really neat to see the forest from above. It was very peaceful as well. It was only two of us on the tour plus the guides, so it was very quiet and you could hear lots of birds. The longest zipline was 2,500 feet! I would suggest it to anyone who visits Costa Rica.
Today, we went to four beaches on the Pacific coast. The water was surprisingly warm compared to, say, California beaches. They were very empty because it's the low season for tourists. It was a three hour car ride from Monteverde to Guanacaste but it isn't that many miles. We were even on the Pan-American highway for a while, which was neat to see.
The first beach we went to was La Playa Panama.
The second beach was La Playa Hermosa, which, as the name states, was the most beautiful of all of the beaches we visited.
The third beach was La Playa Coco, which was more of a walking beach than a swimming beach.
Finally, the last beach was La Playa Orocal. This beach was my favorite! It had black sand, like I've heard of the beaches in Hawaii, and lots of volcanic type rock which was fun to walk around on. You couldn't really swim at this beach because the waves were enormous and could be dangerous.
I am very anxious to get on a normal schedule again. I'm very excited to meet my new students and see the school as well! Here is the link to the rest of the pictures I didn't post. http://www.flickr.com/photos/88696713@N02/sets/72157631808613166