Sunday in Playarenas

Sunday in Playarenas

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Sunday was a free day in our schedule, but we didn't want to waste the opportunity to experience more of Costa Rica. So, we pooled together some of our spending money and coordinated a trip to the beach!

We went to Playarenas, about 2 hours away, on the pacific coast. It's a nice public beach, with facilities and shops nearby. The kids played in the water for a while, then we went out in a boat to try to spot dolphins. Because we had so many people, we actually had 16 in the boat, and 10 were towed behind in an inflatable banana. That was great! We got unbelievably close to several dolphins and the kids had a great time riding on (and falling off) the banana boat. We switched places a couple of times so everyone got a chance to ride it.

We brought sandwich supplies, and had a picnic on the beach. The kids kept the local ice cream vendor very busy! 

After lunch, we walked to the local aquarium. It was really hot and the sun very strong, so some shelter was very welcome! The aquarium was small, but nice and even had air conditioning in one building.

The bus picked us up at the aquarium, and we got back to San Isidro around 5:15, in time to get home for dinner with our families.