Once back in Samara we headed back to the house to cook up some lunch (pasta again!). While lunch was being prepared by Shannon the kids took advantage of the pool as the always do when given the chance. Anthony was also more than happy to join in after lunch as well in order to cool off.
Since we were in our last full day in Samara there was still one more beach on the list we wanted to explore. This final beach is about 10 minutes away by car and involves no hiking! You can just park on the side of the road and the beach is right there. The beach is called Playa Carrillo and is lined with palm trees. Much like Samara the water is calmer than other beaches making it safe for swimming and playing in the waves. This is exactly what we did until we all got tired. At that point we headed back to the house once again knowing that was our last beach experience while in Costa Rica.
One final activity of the day was to head out to a typical Costa Rica soda for dinner. We hadn’t yet done this so we’re excited to try it out. Sodas are basic restaurants that are generally family run and serve typical Costa Rican dishes like Casados. We attended Soda La Perla hich was open air, the dishes were done outside right next to us, the kitchen was just a stovetop in the corner and we could see their living room from where we were seated. The great thing is that the food was pretty good. It goes to show that you don’t need fancy decor and high priced entrees in order to experience good food. Oh, and also Anthony wanted a beer so had to go next door to the “super” and buy his own to bring back to the Soda. Overall it was a fun evening and a wonderful experience.
To finish off our last night in Samara we hung out in our outdoor living space at our house, played some cards and finished off the tub of ice cream we had picked up a couple of days before.
Yes, you heard right, it is our final day in Samara. Tomorrow we are off to our final destination in Costa Rica. Good bye laid back beach town and hello cloud forest of Monteverde. This means we’ve got another travel day ahead of us tomorrow. We’re probably looking at a three hour drive give or take but it is back into the mountains on questionable roads so it should be an interesting day.
That’s all for now. Adios!
Belen from above
View from La Roca
La Roca waterfall
These shoes are getting lots of useSoda La Perla