After a 7:00am Tico style breakfast at the hotel we headed out to Sámara for our 8:00am horseback riding tour – a private excursion with a Spanish-only guide and two horses, Pinto for Danny and Andres for me. There are a few tour outfits in town; I booked ours through a site called Anywhere Costa Rica, but offerings seemed similar across the board. The tour lasted two and a half […]

Our first full day on the beach began with my first Tico style breakfast: eggs, rice and beans, cheese and tortillas. The meal was enjoyed in the lobby of our Playa Hermosa hotel, La Finisterra, and was complemented by views of the sparkling Pacific. We arrived in Playa Hermosa on the northern side of the Nicoya Peninsula (there are two Playa Hermosas in Costa Rica – don’t get confused) late […]