Surfing Costa Rica
Dominical is a peaceful little community on the Pacific coast, its palm perfect beach and beautiful wild surf meant we ended up staying put for a few nights. At 38 degrees, thank goodness for the palm trees.
I hit the surf, picked up some more tips and finally got confident enough to paddle out with the big guns, which was exciting. The sea was soupy hot. My highlight though was having a pod of 4 dolphins swim by, pointed out by a 12 year-old local kid called Oscar, who said “people pay to go on trips to see them and sometimes don't see any, if you're a surfer you can see them for free”. Incredible!
On our last evening, we collected driftwood and made a gorgeous campfire, over which we roasted BBQ chicken on bamboo sticks stuck in the sand. It was pretty special to sit under a mango tree, drinking cold beer and have a feast on the beach.