If there is a right way to start a vacation, it’s with lounging. Vacations should start with champagne, mojitos, and a beautiful view. At least in my opinion they should. With that in mind, I’m writing to you poolside from La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We’re about an hour and a half from Liberia and miles away from any kind of city or town. It’s gorgeous and just the kind of break I need to start 2016 off right.
I’ve been told that this time of year, the Guanacaste region is quite windy. It is. But it’s a different kind of windy, it’s warm, not unlike a late summer breeze on Toronto island, but it smells like the ocean and hibiscus flowers. So really the two have literally nothing in common… Aside from wind.
Everyone here is smiling, aside from one lone pre-teen who was sporting Adidas tear always (those are cool again?) and looking like his mother forced him to join her in paradise. Poor kid. One day I’m sure he will thank his mother. Kids do that, right? Mum have I thanked you lately? If not, thanks for waiting until your 50’s to really see the world because you spent your 30’s and 40’s making sure that I did. Although you should know those travels inspired my tattoo which I guess means that it was indirectly inspired by you. Right?
While my mum is busy writing angry comments on Facebook about that last sentence let’s talk about amenities… Dreams Las Mareas has multiple pools, beach front access and a seemingly endless supply of cocktails. I took a walk down to the beach earlier and as you leave the resort there’s a stationary little boat with ‘to-go drinks’. In Costa Rica we don’t go anywhere without a cocktail, not even the beach. Especially not the beach.
While today may be about relaxing and enjoying the multiple pools surrounded by happy lizards and singing parrots tomorrow we’re off on the Adrenaline Excursion while involves a canopy tour, tubing down the Rapids of the Rio Negro, and horseback rides to natural volcanic thermal springs. On Tuesday we head to the sloths… So while it all starts poolside stay tuned for the many adventures to come.