Welcome to Costa Rica
Finally managing to free myself from the shackles of a schedule and an itinerary me and Bas along with dutch surfer Robert bus our way out of Nicaragua and cross border number 5 into Costa Rica with no idea what our final destination was going to be and to be honest as long as it had a beach and surf we didn't care. Costa Rica has got to be definitely the richest and most developed Central American country visited so far in terms of tourist infrastructure and boy do they loooveeee the tourist dollars - always the sign of an expensive place when things are quoted in dollars rather than the local currency Colones. Crossing the border was the typical affair of strolling across no-mans land from one nondescript side to another only passing by the immigration office if you feel like it and if you manage to locate where the office is!
Tamagringo way to gringo for me!
Finally decide to head for Playa Tamarindo aka Tamagringo due to the huge population of Americans that have made it home or simply come to holiday there. To be honest wasn't feeling the place at all was a bit too expensive and busy for me so having bared it out for 2 nights we hooked up with Andy (a Leeds surfer) and headed for pastures new in the direction of Playa Carmen near MalPais on the Nicoya Peninsula.