Last week my husband and I took off to Nosara, Costa Rica for a little surfing and relaxing (surfing for him, relaxing for me). Our trip there was a little on the hellacious side, complete with fields of fiery lava as we flew in, but once we got settled in it was absolutely wonderful. The house we stayed in was a very short walk from Playa Guiones, so my husband and his friend Ryan spent every morning, afternoon, and evening hitting up the waves. My vacation mindset is to not wake up until it naturally happens, so I missed most of the sunrise surf sessions, but you could find me every evening seated in the sand watching the sun go down.
We stayed with my husband’s friend and his family in a beautiful house named Casa Madera Mar. It was perfect (and so was the company :) )
With no tv’s or electronic entertainment we were forced to just relax
Nosara is starting to get a little reputation for it’s waves, so I spent my days surfer-watching
In addition to the surfers, there was an influx of dogs. Everyone has one, and they all run around in packs doing whatever they want. Pretty sweet life for dogs down there.
Some of the locals even came home with us :)
I finally got Mike on a horse. I think it suits him well, even if it was the “slow” one
The only pictures of us together. I’m pretty bad about not being in any of my vacation pictures
The only thing as impressive as the sunsets here was the food. I’m not a “picture of my food” person, so I’ve got nothing to show, but trust me. Nosara’s claims to fame are surfing and yoga, so the lifestyle there is entirely health conscious. I was on an overload of fresh fruits and veggies. I think it’s the first vacation I’ve ever come back from feeling in better shape than when I left.
Anyway, off from my tangent. I made sure to watch every single sunset while we were there, most of them at the beach (our one exception was an amazing sunset yoga session at the Nosara Yoga Institute. It was perfect…sigh)
I’ll leave you with one last one of my husband on our last night. I like to think of this as our “saying goodbye” picture. Now it’s back to the real world…