Basically, my favourite place in the whole planet! If you are into diving, this place is known to be one of the best spots in the world. Sharks, sharks, sharks and more sharks everywhere!!!! If you choose the right time, you can get to see over 1000 hammerhead sharks per dive…its amazing! This little island in the middle of the Eastern Pacific, is our country’s more precious jewel, as well as a UNESCO world heritage place, and a really important natural ecosystem where sharks from all over the pacific come to gather at clean stations. And, besides this really cool underwater experience, you have an amazing green and wild island, surrounded with waterfalls that make you feel like the island is crying! Its one of a kind, which explains why it was used in Jurassic Park as the island!!
The reason I am talking about all of them together, is because if you go to one, you might as well go to all! Being one next to the other, this beaches are all really different. Rajada Beach is my personal favourite, having a refreshing breeze, a wonderful light blue ocean, surrounding vegetation that will make some shadow if you want it, white-yellowish sand, a lot of privacy and the best part: sea turtles! Next to it, you have El Jobo beach, which was just as beautiful as Rajada, but now it has an all-inclusive hotel on it, although it is still great for snorkeling, and watching sunsets and sea turtles. Copal beach is famous for kitesurfing. It is located on Salinas Bay, where the wind blows real hard, making it perfect to practice this sport, and gorgeous to look at. Junquillal is a small National Wildlife Refuge and a small beach that is great for camping and swimming. Cuajiniquil on the other side, is mostly a port, but if you want to go diving or snorkeling, this is a great place to do so, being able to see the biggest live coral formations we still have in our pacific ocean (excluding Cocos Island). Continue reading “La Cruz: El Jobo, Rajada Beach, Copal, Junquillal and Cuajiniquil (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)”
For me, Jaco is the go spend one or two days to surf, eat great and skate, kind of beach. I like the town during the day, it is actually the best place to buy and repair surf boards and the food is really good… in fact, my favourite restaurants are there! But the beach itself isn’t so nice, it is not that clean, and if you are searching for waves, playa Hermosa right next to it is better. Don’t get me wrong, I like Jaco… my best friend’s aunt lives there so we go a lot: we surf, we move around either with a bicycle or a skateboard, we do yoga and we eat delicious! But if you are visiting from out of the country and want to see beautiful places, trust me, you can do better.
I just love this place because you can do practically anything! A common day for me is to wake up to the ocean’s sound and go surfing. Once I finish, I buy a fresh and cold coconut water from the lady on the entrance of the beach and go have a big and delicious breakfast. Then, depending on my mood, I can rest for a while and enjoy the sound of the waves, hang out with my friends or go to the ocean (just to enjoy feeling the waves crashing my body).
If the tide times are late, I like to do some yoga in the morning, previous to… Continue reading “Nosara (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)”