Surf and Yoga

By Em - October 07, 2016

Mal Pais/Santa Teresa in the south of Nicoya peninsula was perfect.  A beautiful beach with no one on it, yoga, surfing and of course, wonderful company.

Casa Zen lived up to its name.  A nice relaxing outdoor living area and an open deck yoga studio.

I woke up early every morning, had a delicious fruit-filled breakfast and then yoga with April.  The yoga was intense and sweat filled in the hot and  humid climate.  April was fantastic, definitely one of the best yoga instructors I've ever had.

After yoga, I would relax on the beach, Playa del Carmen with Ilse and read my book in my hammock hung between two palm trees.  Heaven.

And then, surfing!  Ilse and I took an excellent lesson one day and the following day rented boards to test our skills.  I wasn't terrible... And that's the most I can say.  It was thrilling and I loved every second, even when I wiped out.

Evening yoga followed by dinner with a great group of travelers, then games and drinks to end the day.  

Mal Pais was a perfect paradise.  My favorite stop on the trip so far.  We stayed four nights and I'm sad to leave, though heading on to more beautiful places.

Ilse and I boarded the bus at 6am this morning, which brought us to Còbano where we boarded another bus to Paquera, where we boarded a ferry to Puntarenas, then a bus to a restaurant on the side of the highway where we boarded a bus bound for the very southernmost city in Costa Rica, disembarking at Dominical.

For a country that fits into the state of Maine, it certainly takes a long time to get around.  Some of our little family from La Fortuna will be meeting us here tomorrow before we all head in separate directions, sure to see each other again 

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