So the last couple of days we have been dirt biking around and discovering the copious amounts of amazing beaches that Costa Rica has to offer. First was Playa Conchal, a short 20 minute ride from Tamarindo. Just like the name suggests, this beach is composed almost completely of crushed shells making the sand a glowing white and the water that beautiful blue turquoise that everyone dreams of. Playa Conchal resides in a secluded bay so there really are no waves for surfing, just enough beach break to have some fun in.
On the other hand Playa Avellanas had frightening sized waves compared to Playa Conchal. Surfing is the main ordeal here. We hit the waves in the morning but an offshore storm was creating waves that were too big for us to handle. So we hung out at Lola’s – the local beach bar – and waited for the surf to die down a little. The cool thing about Lola’s is that they own a pig named Lolita that eats all the left overs and she likes to take a dip in the ocean to cool off. In the afternoon I hit the waves and Carling dove into her novel. Soon enough the sun started to hang low in the sky and that was our signal to hit the road back to Tamarindo. It’s amazing how many different beaches Costa Rica has and how different each one actually is. If only we had more time to discover each of them!