Dominical and San Jose

By Em - October 15, 2016

Ilse and I left Santa Teresa and took an uneventful four buses and one ferry to Dominical on the Central Pacific coast.

The lazy town had an excellent beach for hammock chilling, which I did a lot of in my three days at Dominical.

Our first full day there, we hopped on an early bus to a 5k hike to Nauyaca Waterfall.

 We were the only ones on the hike and the only ones at the waterfall.  It was specatcular.  We spent over an hour soaking up the beauty of such a powerful waterfall, swimming against the current, and relaxing on the rocks in the sunshine.

I said goodbye to Ilse and greeted Jeff and Mike, friends we had met in La Fortuna.  Bittersweet.

We spent a lazy day on the beach ending with an atrociously played game of pool.

Jeff and I ate a fantastic authentic Costa Rican meal at Chelles.  They advertise that they have been in business for over a hundred years.  The hot sauce was amazing, and I bought a bottle to bring home.  It's been incredibly difficult not to open up the bottle.

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After dinner, we took off in search of the best Tres Leches in town, finding our way to an upscale adorable cafe and eatery, Kalu.
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Unfortunately, Tres Leches wasn't on the menu.  But we soaked in the open air surroundings, developing a bit more of an appreciation of San Jose, and ending the day with a delicious carmelized banana and chocolate ganash tart with ice cream.

Sad to say goodbye to Jeff, I hopped the bus to Liberia and then on to the Nicaraguan border.

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