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!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Costa Rica-- Heading to Playa Esterillos

After four nights at the lovely Termales Del Bosque it was time to head to the beach.
Here is how some of the kids hung out as the rest of us finished packing.
The drive was lovely.

We stopped at a church with beautiful garden grounds.

The church was gorgeous.
Inside there was a nativity scene.

The garden was meticulously manicured.

Adam and Rebecka praying together
On our drive we stopped at a big supermarket.  We picked up some snacks including 
these cute, little, gummy frogs.
There was an outdoor recreational area that we stopped at to stretch our legs.
Our driver was really good about making stops along the way.
One of our most memorable stops was at the Tarcoles Bridge where we saw lots of crocodiles.
We walked across the car bridge to get a better look.  It was a bit scary looking 
down at these ferocious beasts. 
We arrived at the beach later in the afternoon.  Lots of pics coming up.
Meanwhile check out Julia's blog to see more recent happenings.  We got snow!